My goal was to beat 5 hours 30 minutes. I didn’t manage that but thats ok. Ive had a cold for most of the past week and want feeling 100% this morning. I also forgot my running shoes at home and had to go out late last night to buy a new pair. The store didn’t have my model, they didn’t even carry the brand I use so I had to go with something completely different. Anyone that runs on a regular basis and have done a few races knows what a bad idea it is to run a race in completely new shoes. However I had no choice and it went ok anyways. I got ankle, knee and hip pain during the run and some blisters but the last part of the run is pretty painful no matter what shoes you wear so it was business as usual in a way.
So my previous best 1/2 IronMan time was 5:56:55. I improved that with over 25 minutes. My new PR is 5:31:03. So for anyone that followed the 1/2 IronMan World Championships in Las Vegas today. My time was about1 hour slower than my fellow countrywoman Lisa Nordén.