I took it relatively easy the first 5-6 miles at around a 10:30 pace, not knowing how my legs would do since I had a bad calf cramp earlier in the week, but to my surprise, I felt awesome, so I started to kick it up a notch. I was running some miles in the low 10 minute mile pace or high 9 minute mile pace. Sweet and I still felt great. My overall average pace was a 10:27 minute mile! That is sweet for me and I know I could have gone even faster because I didn't really try until the last 6-7 miles. I know I'm on track for a sub 2 hour half marathon! Here are my detailed RESULTS. The pictures below are my three favorite pictures. I look silly and my hair was a ratted mess, but I felt awesome.
|My Mom and Dad with me right after the race ended.|
|The shirt, my bib and the awesome medal!|
|My sister Jan, her husband Warren and two of their children. As you can see from the way everyone is dressed, it was cold out. I had wished I brought a coat for the bag drop at this point since I was cooled down. Oh well, next time.|
My mile splits were the following:
Mile 1: 10:08
Mile 2: 10:27
Mile 3: 10:15
Mile 4: 10:24
Mile 5: 10:38
Mile 6: 10:03
First 6 miles were 61:45
Mile 7: 10:20
Mile 8: 10:15
Mile 9: 9:34
Mile 10: 11:05 this is when I stopped to wait for a porta pottie that never came open and I never go to go, so I decided it wasn't worth waiting anymore and ran more. Looks like I wasted 45 seconds. Boo.
Mile 11: 10:05
Mile 12: 9:59
Next 6 miles was 61:18 with the 45 seconds lost at the non bathroom stop.
Mile 13: 9:53