my 2c wrote:
I think you played it just about perfect. At most, you could have started a few seconds faster in mile 1, and been a few seconds more cautious in mile 9, but you only slowed down by under 10 seconds in mile 13. It looks like you started smart, let the pace come to you, went for it when you were feeling good, gave it everything you had, and lost maybe 10 seconds total compared to a perfect race.
Yes, you can go faster, but it will come through being fitter and your body being more experienced with what racing a HM feels like. If you get fanatical about running tangents, you might be able to shave some more time off.
With the Coach JS you will run faster!