My goal for this half was 2:02:00. About 5 miles into the race, I knew I’d make that easily and changed my goal to come in under 2:00:00.
I did it!
My official finish time was 1:58:53 with a pace of 9:04 per mile. I am beyond thrilled!
Here are some nifty stats:
66/387 for age division – 17.05%
559/3456 for all women – 16.17%
5 mile time – 45:16
10 mile time – 1:30:21 (second 5 miles were slightly faster than first 5)
Chip time – 1:58:53
Pace – 9:04
The first half of the race took me 59:24.6. The second half took me 59:28.4. So… another negative split by 3.8 seconds!!!!
I’m completely wasted right now and resting. This was the perfect race. Perfect weather, just a slight breeze, great crowd support, great course! There were 3 decent hills which made it, overall, a tougher course than my first half of the year… but they were still pretty manageable!
The way this race runs is truly from one dam in the suburbs to a dam downtown. Buses deliver you to the start line and you can just barely see our tallest building from the dam… and that’s where you’re running to! It’s truly awesome!