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10K - Done. Half Marathon - Done. Marathon - Done.

Adam O. ran: First Half Marathon d...

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  • 13 miles
  • 02:05 time
  • 09:25 pace
  • 1692 calories
  • 3605 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
alright Sheffield Half Marathon 2012 13.22 mi 02:05 09:25 pace

First Half Marathon done - and boy was it hard. It was a unusually hot day (for the UK) at around 26C. The heat really affected my performance - adding around 15mins to my expected finish time. Also this time includes an emergency toilet break (look at the map just before the 8M marker) with out this I would have come in under 2 hours :-(. It was all up hill to the half way mark, which was the real killer (combined with the heat). All things considered I still really enjoyed it - but it was real hard graft! Time to start looking for the next race...

  • Morey B.
    Morey B.

    Congrats on your 1st half mary. Yeah - heat does kill your time. Nothing you can do about that.

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Tom B.
    Tom B.

    Way to get through it! My first half, last summer, was also brutally hot. Hopefully makes you better prepared too run fast in the right conditions!

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Adam O.
    Adam O.

    Thanks guys! It doesn't get much hotter in than 26C in the UK and that's usually in the height of summer. I ran a half practice last Sat and it was raining! You just never know what it's going to be like.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Lowell W.
    Lowell W.

    That's nearly 80F and that's hot for London in August! Way to get through it, Adam! Nice work...

    almost 7 years ago Like1 person

  • Samuel M.
    Samuel M.

    Congrats, Adam! Hard one.

    almost 7 years ago Like

  • Adam O.
    Adam O.

    Thanks everyone. Just on the lookout for the next race now. Proabaly a 10k - peace of cake :-)

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Nathan C.
    Nathan C. Congrats

    Wooho! Fantastic racing Adam good finish too. I didnt think the UK got to 79F that is hot! (unless your Morey) Heat drains me too. You kicked butt dude!

    almost 7 years ago

  • Dino A.
    Dino A. Congrats

    You did great today despite the hot weather! Congrats on the first Half.

    almost 6 years ago