Worksop Half Marathon 30 October 2011

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Mild, 13C, slight drizzle at the start, brightening up later.  Did the race with Jeff, and it was a good run.  The hills were mostly gentle and undulating.  Our pace in the  early km was faster than the planned 6 mins a km, but we kept it steady and kept going.  I felt surprisingly good in the first part and the middle of the race.  After 11 miles I started to tire a bit but kept up a decent pace and managed a sprint to the finish line to get in just under 2 hours.  My best recent training time had been 6:29 slower, so a big reduction.   A very well organised and fun race to do, along nice traffic-free roads and paths including Clumber Park.  Think I might be back to do this one again sometime in the future 🙂

Distance (Garmin):  21.59km
Time:  1:59:56
Avg HR:  162bpm
Avg pace:   5:33 min/km
Avg cadence:  88spm

My peak HR going over the finish line was 186bpm, which Garmin Connect says is 106% of max!

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