We got to the start line with plenty of time to use the bathroom and warm up. We were right at the front of the start. I was shooting to run just under 6:00 per mile. The first mile of the race another female runner, Kassi Harmon, told me she was hoping to run sub 1:14 and we should run the race together. I told her I wasn't in shape to run sub 1:14, but good luck and I'd see her at the finish. The first mile was quick, but after that I found a guy to run with and we were running around 5:45. I was nervous to run this pace because I didn't want to die at the end. I let the guy go around mile 7 because I was struggling to hang with him. I caught him again at mile 10 and passed him. My boys were there cheering for me around mile 10 and said I was only a minute or so behind the first place female, Kassi. I tried to pick it up to catch her, but I couldn't. I finished 2nd place with a time of 1:16:41! I was so happy with my time. I ended up running 5:51 miles! It's my second fastest time I've ever run. With the amount of training I'm doing, I couldn't have asked for a better race. I won some socks, $150 and a dozen roses. What a fun race! I'm so happy to have run a fast half. It's been years since I've done that!
|Mar, Lis, Richie, Me and Dusty|
|Top Female Finishers: Kassi Harmon, Me and Angie Beebe|