As I was getting ready to run 12 I decided that I would try to set a half marathon PR on a training run. I am in Ames, Iowa and there is this cool trail. It is rolling with ups and downs but I thought I would see how it goes. 8:40's pace has got to the point that it feels easy. Splits are as follows: 9:05, 8:48, 8:45, 8:48, 8:41, 8:58, 8:45, 8:45, 9:02, 8:40, 8:40, 8:47, 8:52, 11:17. I went hard through 13.15 miles. My watch got me at 1:55:33 for the half marathon for more than a 30 second pr. I slowed a lot for the last part of the run for a total time of 2:05:54. I knew I was in good shape. I did this with heavy shoes and no taper. Pretty happy with this run.