Half Marathon #160
Weather - Overcast, a little cold
After the first FYCO race we figured we didn't need to arrive quite so early. We still had to stop at Joann on the way to pick up more ribbon, but we were the first to arrive again, maybe around 10:45. We entered the same lot that we had used the first time and unloaded everything, only to have someone from the church inform us that we couldn't park in the lot. There were plenty of other spots in the main lot, so we just directed everyone there instead. Thankfully, that was the only glitch in our day.
People seemed to recognize that checking in and picking out their cookies only took a few minutes so it seemed the bulk of the people arrived with 15 or so minutes until the start.
One of the runners asked in advance if people would be willing to wear hearts in support of Jackson, a little boy that needs heart surgery. Of course everyone was happy to show their support!
During the first mile I was concerned that my legs would be too tired to run well, but things actually went pretty well during the first half. I kinda wished I had brought music with me, I didn't know in advance I would be running alone.
We had rain/snow in the forecast the night before, but luckily it did not amount to anything and the trails were in PERFECT condition. I didn't find a single spot that was icy, muddy, or even wet. Hurray!
|Gloomy like this pretty much the whole day|
I dropped Colfax off with Maureen, who had gotten Eric to volunteer with her at the turnaround and headed back.
|Melissa got this shot of me and Colfax|
It took everything in me to run to the finish - this picture actually makes it look like I have some energy left, lol.
|We did these fun finish lines so people felt like they were "breaking the tape"|
|Colfax got a medal for running the first half in two races - he looks pleased!|
|No wonder people were asking me which one of us is taller... (the back of my medal is customized with "Best Mom")|
Garmin Distance - 13.35 miles
Garmin Pace - 11:51
Mile 1 - 11:35
Mile 2 - 12:01
Mile 3 - 11:35
Mile 4 - 11:46
Mile 5 - 11:26
Mile 6 - 11:16
Mile 7 - 12:41
Mile 8 - 11:34
Mile 9 - 11:37
Mile 10 - 12:05
Mile 11 - 12:01
Mile 12 - 12:06
Mile 13 - 12:13
Mile 13.35 - 12:22