I'll put the splits up when I get them but by my watch I was 18:10 for the first 5K, 37:12 for the 10K and that's were I stopped checking. For sure the second 10K was slower but one positive out of this, compared to my 10K race 2 weeks ago I'm much faster and feel I'm starting to peak.
I'm going to keep taping my peroneal tendonitis ( bad ankle) and if I can finally fix it before the Senshu Marathon I'll give my PB a shake!
Actually a little shell shocked today as my half marathons usually come easier than that but I know I did my best and can't be held responsible for a dodgy body! ;)
More determined than ever to make a break-through, a little more intelligence on the problem and time and all things will come good, sure of it.
Some photos from the day below. Me at the finish, a photo of one of the women finishing off her marathon (These elite women are awesome) a photo of the bar/restaurant I went to after the race.
Like to give a shout out to the organizers, well done! The Japanese put on the best races, it's seriously a runners paradise over here. Come and join me for a race here before I hang up my shoes! I'll be running for only about about 10 years more so don't leave it too long ;)
Just got the official time re splits, they are 5K 18:11, 10K 19:01, 15K 19:30, 20K 20:09 and 4:26 for the last 1 and a bit. Not a terrible fade but a fade nonetheless. I think with no headwind and no foot injury I probably could of just PBed but thinking about that, I think that still isn't good enough. I need to, when this foot gets better, go to the track and work on my basic speed. I'll try to do it from now until before the next racing season here, Oct to March. Need to get my 3K and 5K times on the track right down. I think that is the only way I'm going to get any break-throughs at the half and full marathon distances. Been trying to avoid track speed-work as I don't like it & it hurts a lot but really seems the only option for me now is to put the hurt on and speed up!