SMCC All Saints Run Half Marathon, Odessa, TX - 03/11/17
Marla wanted to do a Half as a "fitness check" prior to Boston, so we picked a flat one on spring break. This one was in Odessa at the UTPB campus. I chose not to taper for it - in fact, I ran a 3 mile warm up and a 3 mile cool down afterwards - the only thing I did out of the ordinary is that I didn't run my normal Thursday tempo run and instead ran this one as a long tempo. Had I tapered, I expect I could have run it a bit faster, but it was still a significant PR at the distance, running a 1:25:36. I finished first, with Marla coming in second overall. Temperatures were fine, but it was a bit windy, which slowed me a bit each loop around the campus.