JASR number 3 :)
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|Sun, 04-01-2012 - 8:54pm|
I think it's funny that Maria mentioned how cold her fingers were, because the first thing I was going to talk about is how I overdressed for this race and was dying for the first two miles... and I was just wearing a long sleeve shirt and capris! I was very fortunate that my race number was pinned to a singlet that I had on top of my long sleeve shirt and my car was parked around mile 2. I was able to take off the singlet and the long sleeve shirt, put the singlet (and race number) back on and throw my shirt onto my car... and I didn't drive away with it on the roof like I did with my gloves at that 5K last April! Ha! I was wearing a shirt I really like and didn't want to lose it.
I lined up for the race just in front of the 2:30 pace group. My half marathon PR is 2:28 (from the VA half). I decided at the start to run relaxed, but to try to push it a little bit. I'm still doing my run/walk thing of 5 minutes run and 1 minute walk. It definitely seems to be working for me. You already know about the nasty hill from Val's race report. I ended up running the entire hill and then taking my walk break as we started downhill.