I'm hoping I can get some feedback from some experienced runners on a realistic goal for my first half-marathon. I've been running for just over a year, I'm 34 years old and only have one race under my belt--a 10-miler in which I ran a 1:16. Is it ridiculous to try to run the half in around 1:20? I have 3 months to train. The 10-mile race was relatively easy and I'm sure, in hindsight, I could've pushed harder and shaved minutes off my time; however, due to inexperience I think I held back more than I should've.
Without more information it would be hard to say. It will depend on the course comparison as well. Was you 10 mile race hilly? Will the half be hilly? What is your training pace like now.. As you get closer you'll be able to figure out a good time goal. Best wishes for a speedy half for you!
Couch to 5 K Graduation Day November 26, 2009
Dana Hills Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 2009 5 K.... Time 32:22 MY FIRST 5k
Jan 9 Irvine 5k Time 32:52
Feb 7 Super Bowl 10k 1:08:31 MY FIRST 10K
September 5 2010 DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON: 2:41:00