Lanzarote (half) marathon

The plan was to run at a nice and even 5:40/km pace to finish in 4 hours, but after feeling OKish for the first two laps out of four, suddenly I felt overheated and dehydrated and stepped off after 22km.
The pace on laps 1 and 2 was exactly as planned, 27:30 for the first 5k (5:30/km), 28:25 for 5-10km (5:41/km), 28:10 for the third 5k from 10 to 15k (5:38/km) and 28:53 for 15-20k (5:47/km). I was on track to run that four hour marathon, but somehow in the warm and windy weather wasn't getting enough water, energy or, something else. Oh well, there's always next year...

4 thoughts on “Lanzarote (half) marathon”

  1. What a great approach, still a great achievement. The weather is seriously muggy in wait of this storm today which hasn't really happened?!! Nicer running conditions today, although, the pavements here are terrible when wet, so slippy...

  2. To here about "warm and windy weather" makes me a little jealous 🙂 I'd like to be on Lanzarote, too 🙂 My tuesday 18km run was with -4°C and frosty 4, up to 5 Bft wind from the east here in the nothern part of Germany .... brrrrrr ... my teeth are still chattering 🙂 But I fear, you (as coming from Finnland) will say -4°C is still a warm winter day 😉

    Best regards, Frank

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