Time: 98m 41s
Average Mile Pace: 7m 08s
Average Speed: 8.41mph
Total 2012 Distance: 479.54 miles
Notes: Nice and gentle, not particularly pushing myself on this, although miles 11, 12 and 13 were consciously quicker. Being able to run at comfortably sub 7 minute pace at that distance is a boost. I now know that I have another gear available, I just have to want to dig into my psyche to find it.
So aiming for a gentle pace turns out a 1hr 33m 58s half marathon time, completely acceptable and probably what I needed.
Lots of work still to do.
Best of luck to those running in the Chicago Marathon today. For all those running or just attending as a spectator remember to just soak up the atmosphere and enjoy it; we at least partly do this for fun!