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wasoxygen  ·  1292 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Madison (half) Marathon 2018

Nine halfs, that’s beginning to look like a habit.

Do you have all your times handy? Are you improving with experience? I am always wondering if I have passed my peak.





WanderingEng  ·  1292 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think I'm improving, but my performance seems to vary with the weather a lot. I'm not sure if that's normal. Here are my times going off what I recorded on my watch (a few seconds off official time):

May 29, 2016: 2:05:21. It was very pleasant.

August 20, 2016: 2:19:21. It was hot and humid.

November 13, 2016: 1:59:01. It was very cool but not cold.

April 1, 2017: 1:58:03. It was cold but not unseasonably so, maybe 35 degrees.

May 28, 2017: 1:57:50. It was very pleasant.

August 19, 2017: 1:55:59. It was somewhat warm but not hot.

April 7, 2018: 1:49:56. It was cold, 17 degrees, and a very flat course

May 27, 2018: 2:06:08. It was hot, probably the hottest day of the year up to that point.

November 11, 2018: 1:53:56 It was cold, about 30 degrees.

Two hours is the magic number for me for halfs. I'll know I'm past my peak when everything goes well and I come in over two hours.

It is definitely a habit or at least a little addictive. The race experience is so fun and not just because of the medals and T-shirts.