Richard Garcia of Fort Worth, TX set a new PR at the Grandma’s Marathon. His official time of 2:49:44 placed him 189th out of over 6,000 finishers. We love his splits ever more as he accomplished this new personal best by running the second half of the race over 1-minute faster than the first (1:25:39/1:24:05). [Full Results]
I felt very strong during the last 10k. My overall pace was about 6:28 and my last 10k was at 6:20 pace (my last 1.2 miles were about 6:09 pace!). So, I actually got faster as the race progressed. I really enjoyed the training and I feel the marathon pace runs were of huge benefit.
Thanks again…this was a new PR by three minutes at the age of 36!