I felt the same- surprisingly strong and no problems after the race was over. I was conservative for it. I felt really good early in the race but resisted the urge to push my pace. I finished strong, so I was happy about it!
With that said, NO WAY (for now at least) to a 26.2! A friend of mine who did his first half a year ago and has done a couple since did the full this weekend at the same race that i did the half. He told me afterward that, while he did great- a little over 4 hours- he bonked badly at mile 23 and finished strong but was laid up for 2 days after!
I'm not ready to beat myself up like that, yet anyways! When is your 26.2?
I think I will work on my 5k's and some speedwork for the summer, and start a new half training plan in July so that I am prepped to run my hometown half marathon in September if I feel the urge!
Edited by: ERICWS at: 5/30/2013 (15:03)