Today was my half marathon. I finished in 1.56.32 and I am super satisfied with that. That was 1724 place all over, and 29th in my age group, and 199 out of 617 women. I am thrilled with that for my first long race!
I was hoping to make it in under 2 hours, but I have had a cold for the last two weeks and had to skip a few training runs. It was a bit cold at the start, but wrapped in a very pretty yellow Adidas trash bag I kept warm along with the other runners.
I held a good pace and managed to keep the pace I wanted throughout the race. Starting with a km pace around 5.41 and at the last ended up making a 5.06 min/km. The whole run felt great, I never thought I hate myself and I am so stupid for thinking of doing this (that happened in my last 10k….). The race was also planned really good and there were 5 water/powerade/tea/bananas stations plus one extra Powerade station. That along with powergel gummies worked well for me. And I LOVED having my CEP running socks, especially after the race. There were also a lot of people cheering along the whole way that made it really enjoyable. Next up? The Graz New Year’s Run (1ok) and the Grazer half marathon in March!