Monday, March 6, 2017
Mesa Phoenix Half Marathon
7:27, 7:09, 6:59, 6:53, 6:41, 6:58, 6:38, 6:51, 6:38, 6:43, 6:36, 6:26, 6:11
My official race results indicated that my last 10K was ran at a 6:20 pace/but I don't know how that's possible, but regardless of the pace, it didn't feel that difficult. I ran fairly effortlessly all day and felt like I could have gone quite a bit faster during the early miles.
The Mesa Phoenix course is a very fast, gradual downhill and the weather was absolutely perfect at about 40 degrees when we started. The 1:29:02 earned me 13th out of 185 in my age group. But more than anything it helped jump start my racing for 2017. I would really like to run a half marathon PR later in the year, and this race confirmed that it's well within my reach!
Hopefully I can stay healthy and enjoy a great running year!