Saturday, October 14, 2006
Back from Baltimore!
I had a great dinner on Friday night after the expo with my pals *jeanne*
Here they are on race morning with their game faces and garbage bags in place:
Then I went to the half marathon staging area (below) and it started 1:45 after the marathon, so I was able to do the whole thing.
I finished the half marathon in 2:48 (for a total of 20.5 running and walking miles). A little slower than I had hoped, but still okay. I'm still coughing quite a bit, and it is a fairly challenging hilly course. I got the miles done, nevertheless, and that's what today was all about. Here are my official results:
bib number: 8352
overall place: 3405 out of 3869 (88%)
division place: 132 out of 186 (70%)
gender place: 1823 out of 2218 (82%)
My splits, FWIW (just for my records; it seems my speedometer was stuck about 12:50):
I saw Shawn once about mile 7 of the marathon, not looking very happy. I checked her results, though, and she hit her goal of 6 hours exactly on the nose! WAY TO GO!! And WJ and *jeanne* did great too!!
The weather was perfect! I've got to get up early for a ride tomorrow - this is going to be interesting with sore legs!
Did you actually run alongside the Full starters? That's a long distance in RACE MODE!
Way to go! :-)