It is Sunday and I am done with the Berlin half marathon 2017.
My official timing:
The first 10 km look great. My optimistic goal was to finish in 1:45:00 and realistic goal was to beat 2:00:00. But I failed to accomplish any of these goals.
During my 1st km I wanted to adjust my speed and find the best tempo. The watch showed 5:45 and I decided to push it a little bit further. I was running behind the guy until the 9th km. His average was 5:20. Enough to cross the finish line in less than 2 hours.
But at the 10th km I have realized that I couldn’t follow him any more. I suddenly felt super exhausted. My 1 km time jumped to 5:40 and degraded to 6:00 on average.
Turns out it is a bad idea to have only 2 trainings before running the half marathon.
Practice makes perfect.
- It feels so good when a girl from the crowd shouts your name. :)
- The prize for the best poster goes to the guys with “Smile you have paid for this” poster.