While I am happy that the records keep on coming my way, and bettering a previous best set in December 2006 by more than 1 minute is not bad at all - I was expecting more!
But with the last 6km as hilly as they were, I should be content that I didn't lose more than the 2 minutes I did off my pace. Yes - at 15km I was still spot on for an 86-minute finish! That's pretty exciting. I also passed the 10km mark at my fourth-fastest time ever for that distance!
End result 88:13 for the Sunshine Coast half marathon.
Based on this, coach Pat set my goal for the Vancouver marathon at sub 3:05. He's told me to aim for being at the halfway mark in 1:32:30, keep up the pace, and then hammer the final 5km!
That works out to 4:23/km. I'll have to work it out in miles as well since that is what will be used at the markers. Only two weeks until race day!