Total Time: 2:21:06 (PR 2:17:35)
Average Pace: 10:46 (PR 10:29)
Division (Age Group) Place: 518/1041 (51st percentile) (Goal: Top 50%)
Gender: 2817/5945 (54th percentile) (Goal: Top 50%)
Overall Place: 5580/9678 (43rd Percentile) (Goal: Top 50%)
Lows: Freezing my butt off while waitng 45 minutes for the wave-start; freezing my butt off again at the finish line when the temperature mysteriously dropped five degrees; struggling uphill for miles 3-8, missing the 12-mile mile-marker and hitting a mental nadir thinking the mile would n-e-v-e-r end; and not achieving a PR in the last race of this running season.
Highs: Enjoying a brand new course, getting to be there for a non-blob friend’s very first half marathon; finally seeing the 13-mile marker when I was expecting to see the 12 (hooray!); and ending the season on a high note finishing in the top 50% for my age division and overall gender, and finishing with my best time of the year (even if it’s not a PR).