Jason Yi of Portsmouth, NH broke his long time goal of breaking 1:40:00 at the Cape Cod Half Marathon. His official time was 1:39:36, over 2-minutes faster than his performance the previous year. [Full Results]
If you told me a couple of years ago that I would break 1:40 in the half marathon, I would have told you that you were crazy. Before I started working with Run SMART and Jay Bawcom, my times were getting worse and I was getting so frustrated that I considered quitting. Ever since I’ve been working with Jay, I’ve made steady improvements and more importantly, rediscovered my love of running.
For the Cape Cod Half Marathon, I wasn’t confident because I had suffered a nasty case of the flu which had interrupted my training. However, Jay was able to plan around this and what resulted was amazing. I never felt stronger during a race, and I had so much left in the tank that I was running at 10K pace over the last couple of miles. Thank you Jay and Run SMART for a great 2017 and I’m looking forward to an even better 2018!