Finished the half marathon this morning in about 3:05 (official times not posted yet. That’s 10 minutes better than I’d predicted in the best-case scenario, for walking 3 minutes/running 2, which I did all the way down.
It was drizzling and 38F when I got up at 4:15 this morning, and that was worrisome, but by the time I got downtown for the buses it had stopped raining. The weather was just about perfect – about 42F at the start, no wind at all and drying out. The sun came out around mile 4.
I was extremely pleased with the run – I was shooting for 15-minute miles and hit 4 miles at exactly 1 hour, and from then on got faster. It was a really great race.
And now it’s time to go for lunch (pasta, I’m thinking). Would it be annoying for me to wear the finisher’s medal all day?