Since I have only run one other 1/2 marathon, I based my time on that one. In my first one I came in at 1:43:54...... today I came in at 01:40:19. I am VERY happy with this!!
From the minute I left my house at 4:30am 'til about 1 this afternoon, non-stop rain. While running, I really didn't mind the rain. It honestly felt real good. I want to say it was in the mid 70's, but felt cold when the wind picked up and you were just standing there soaking wet after the race. The race itself was good. I kept a good pace all the way through. At mile 4 I did my usual struggle. At mile 5 My iPod died from being too wet :( I panicked for a bit thinking great 8 miles left and no music!!! But next thing I knew, I was at mile 7. By mile 9 I was on cruise control. At mile 12, I picked up the pace and gave it my all. Do or die time! Broke free from the little group that was around me and darted to the finish line! Got my medal and picture and was on my way to towards the snacks!
After the race I hung around for a bit to see Sugar Ray perform.
Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray
Stayed for only 4-5 songs. I was soaking wet and cold by that point. Really wished it wasn't raining then I would have liked to see whole performance.
I'll leave you with this video of Sugar Ray performing "Someday"
Someday..... I'll run a full marathon.......