Before the race - you finish under the arch, on the Marathon Finish Line!
I'm ready to go!
This was the first race I ran in a while listening to my iPod, and I have to say I credit my music for getting me through some of the harder (read: hills!) parts of the run. Also, while they limit the entries to 6,000 runners, the course felt REALLY crowded until almost mile 2. I even ended up jogging up a hill that I intended to walk, because the crowd around me was so tight!
Action shot! Courtesy of the Groom.
(Wow, I'm REALLY glad I'm getting highlights soon!)
My official time was 37:41, which means I was running approximately a 12:47 mile...which makes me happy! I know my original goal was to run the race in under 30, but with no training for 2 weeks? And the extent of my most recent training was running 2.6 miles in about 40 minutes? I'll take it!!