A PR? Inconceivable!
Fans of A Princess Bride will appreciate the reference, because I really thought a PR was out of the question after yesterdays long brick workout (90 miles on the bike trainer and 60 minutes on the treadmill).
I was obviously wrong though as I finished in 1:12:58, crushing my old PR by 24 seconds. "Crushing", you might ask? "Since when is beating a PR by 24 seconds described as crushing?“ When you’re 47 years old any new PR is, by definition, crushing the old one. I follow a lot of fast Tumblrs for whom a 7:18/m pace is a recovery run, but that’s my absolute limit.
The first picture was taken before the start and if you look closely, you’ll see that Beth and I are wrapped in finisher space blankets. Don’t toss the finisher blanket after your race; re-use it at the start of your next cold weather race.