* At first glance, that's a PR in the Half Marathon, folks. But you have to take into account, once again, Wisconsin winters. Have I mentioned this before?
Because of still-yet-to-melt snow, the original route for the Dick Lytie Half Marathon had to be altered, which ended up shortening it a bit. According to the runners with Garmins, it was anywhere from 12.7 to 12.9, but according to Map My Run, it was 12.9, so that's what I'm going with. That equals a 6:52 pace with an AvgHR of 162, so I'll take it.
I also had the priviledge of running the first 7 miles with ultra running legend Roy Pirrung--just Google his name, and you can see "legend" isn't an understatement, not to mention Hall of Famer. It was a blast just to pick his brain about different events (WS100, 24-hour events, BOSTON, the upcoming 100K Championships, which he'll be competing at in 2 weeks) and enjoy what actually turned out to be a beautiful day. He's also running Boston in a couple weeks, and that will be his 800th event! Oh yeah, and he's never DNF'd.
I probably could have pushed the first 7 miles a little faster (I ran 49:32 through 7) but couldn't pass up the conversation and company. Today's run put me over 50 miles for the week, which is definitely a new high. Woo Hoo!