Milton Keynes Half Marathon
Sunday dawned cool and slightly overcast which looked great for a half marathon. In all the races I've run I've never ever had good conditions but Sunday was great. My only complaint would have been that it was slightly muggy by 10am.
I am so annoyed that I was unable to capitalise on the great conditions and I posted a poor time of 1 hr 58 mins 23secs which was a big disappointment to me after indicating below that I wanted to get nearer 1 hr 45 mins. The problem was that I was really tired before the race started. I've been working long hours all week before and just wasn't up for the race - nor did I give it the respect it deserved. 'It's only a half' type attitude.
I did 3 mile split times and went from 23 mins to 26 mins to 28 mins and then 29 mins which is not very good, is it? Maybe I went off too quick and just died?
The race itself was well organized and its a lovely flat and reasonably scenic route often running alongside a canal or a lake. I was just in too much pain to really notice I'm afraid and hated nearly every step.
I'll probably give it another go next year and hopefully I'll be in a better frame of mind next year. Sorry guys for being so negative but that's how it was.
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