2015 Spring Fever Half Marathon

I ran my second official half marathon today (though it should have been my third). This was the same race I ran last year, on the same course. I signed up for it again because I wanted to see how much I have improved over the last year.

It turns out to be rather a lot.

Last year I finished in 2:28:08, an average pace of 11 minutes and 19 seconds a mile. This year I finished in 1:57:40, at an average pace of 8 minutes 59 seconds a mile. I dropped over half an hour off my time: 2 minutes and 20 seconds a mile.

I’m thrilled. I didn’t expect to achieve my goal to run a half marathon in under 2 hours on the first go of the year. And I definitely didn’t expect it to be on a course with so much uphill in the last few miles.

Here’s a link to my official time and another to my Garmin Connect tracklog. I’ll post a couple pictures later this week, once the photographers get everything sorted.

— Steve

Posted on 22 March 2015