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RE: Critique my Half Marathon Splits - CAN I GO FASTER?

Slow Chump wrote:

The course is absolutely perfect, no hills to speak of. The weather was perfect too: 50 degrees and sunny, no wind. Only about 1200 runners in this race, so crowds weren't really an issue either.

I only took it out slow because of shell shock from bonking in a half marathon a few months prior, even though I was in much better shape for this one.

I agree, I may try a more consistent pace for my next race. take it out in 6:40 flat, drop into 6:30s and see how I feel around mile 9.

You're good with consistent splitting. Next time, yes, go out faster. Say, 6:40 +/-. Per training, you should replicate your race scenario, ie, a strong indicator workout would be 5 mi @ 6:30; 5 min rest; 5 mi @ 6:15. If you can walk away from this feeling pretty good, I should think you could race around 80 min in those "perfect" conditions.

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