I achieved my best time and pace for a half marathon! This was my test event to see where I am in my run training as I lead into Ironman Indian Wells 70.3 in December. This event has shown me that I am faster and stronger than I thought I would be at this time.
I have been particularly patient in my run training in order to build a really stable base of durability in run while staying strong and injury free. I was not completely sure how much progress I had made for a longer distance run, however, this race showed me that I am making impressive progress in a much shorter time than expected. I only recently began real training again ~ it’s been only a matter of months.
I am fairly patient in my training ~ partly because I am an experienced elite coach and I understand the value of patience and consistency in training and because I strongly believe in doing things the right way and that takes time.