AM - Seymour Half Marathon, Seymour, IN:
WU - 1.3mi. W/ strides,
8am start, 60 degrees and overcast with a 8-10mph wind. Me and another guy were running for 2nd place from the start. A much faster guy won in with 1:12:xx - Danny Fisher. Tom and I were running alone the whole way, which wound being a bad thing:
Around 3-4 miles we missed a turn off and added almost a mile to the race. The course is through downtown Seymour, IN streets and neighborhoods, so there are a lot of twists and turns. After a cop car directed us back on course, we had added 0.9 miles.
The effort and rhythm for Tom and I was good until we realized the mistake. We had to stop, turn around and suck it up and try to play catchup.
The effort level was there, but disappointing result:
6:23, 6:12, 6:07, 6:21, 6:10, 6:08, 6:17, 6:19, 6:12, 6:23, 6:19, 6:28, 6:31, and then I hit my lap button at 13.1 -- 0:39 for 0.1 -
1:22:34 for the 13.1
The last 0.9mi. was 6:00 after hitting that mental let down
14 mi. - 1:28:34
CD with the winner and awesome and nice guy - 1mi. easy and stiff at this point.