Just a quick blog on the facts!
First and foremost, I had a great time! I am really sore now but I just simply love this! I love pushing myself and I continue to be confident that I can even do better!
Probably the best part of the marathon was meeting SO MANY bloggers. I am not going to even start naming them all!
Time - 2:08:51
Overall 6299 out of 20276
Gender 3542 out of 7393
Division 532 out of 1009
This was my first half-mary but compared to my only other race close to this distance, I have improved greatly!
October 7 -
10 mile race - pace = 11:19
chip time 1:53:07
division 246 out of 268
gender 1780 / 2015
So I had a pace improvement of 1:29 miles/minute with an additonial 3.1 miles to run.
This was not my 2 hour goal, but I am happy with the results (for now) and the improvement.
If there was one regret/ disappointing part of the race, it was that I wasn't able to stick around after to see my fellow blogger and non blogger friends finish (well, the one's that weren't already finished). I went into this coughing fit that has been off and on again all week including keeping me up 2 of the 3 nights prior to the race. Sinus infection. In fact, I am sure this somewhat affected my performance. My heart rate prior to starting was 92 and I swear that I didn't feel one bit nervous! No excuses though, it is what it is!
Also, the crowd was just too much for my 4 year old girl.
More thoughts later!
Thank you everybody!