Three days later thinking about the race, I wonder what I could have done to finish faster. I hit the half marathon mark at 1:50:18 which means I ran a negative split once again. My second half was run in 1:46:10. I ran a negative split in Baltimore, but much closer together. Sunday my split was almost four minutes apart. This makes me think if I had picked up the pace instead of going out so conservatively at the beginning, I would have been able to hit my goal of 3:35. I think if I had a better night's sleep the night before, I might have had more energy to push it the first half. A fellow runner who ran Mohawk this year in 3:24 was able to figure out that I passed 146 people in my second half without anyone passing me. That's kind of cool.
My plan for the next couple of months is to keep my mileage up around 35-40 miles per week and then resume a training schedule in January for Boston. My next race will be the Rockville Centre 10k on November 9.
I'm sure I've posted this video before, but I absolutely love it.