Half FAST Half Marathon!
February 21, 2016
By Tim Hola
February is always a magic month for me since it generally involves the beginning of heavier training. This year, at 41, I have been feeling better than ever. I was up in Minneapolis this weekend celebrating my mom’s 70’th and found a local 1/2 marathon right by their house so as usual wanted to put things to the test. My last race was the Honolulu Marathon on Dec. 13 and my legs took quite a beating, but still managed to qualify for Boston 2017. I felt good going into the 1/2 and was ready to see what I could do!
It was a smaller race, but the weather was stellar for Minnesota in the middle of the winter. It was myself and 3 other guys at the front until the 1/2 way mark. At the turnaround, we began to split up but I managed to hold on for 2nd place and finished in 1:21. A solid time for me this time of year.
I used my fantastic Sleek 150 (new for Spring 2016) and it worked great. Thanks as usual to Timex, and all of our sponsors this year for all the support!
Next up Ironman Texas 70.3 Galveston with my dad on April 10!!