I ran with a friend from work the entire time, and that ended up being a lifesaver! There were plenty of times that I wanted to stop and walk, but since she didn't stop and walk, I didn't let myself stop either.
It was a humid day, and I was sweating before I ever started. Lucky for me, my friend had an extra Gu on her that she let me take at mile 3. As the miles ticked by, I was shocked I never had to stop and walk! Going into the race I planned to run 8 minutes then walk 1, but I never once had to stop. That was my longest run (with no walking) up to that point. I have since broken that record, but we'll save that story for another day… :)
Other than the fact that I was hot and humid, I felt really strong the entire time.
The course measured 6.3 miles on my watch, and I finished in 1:04:17. I was super proud of that! Not only did I finish faster than I did in 2011, but the course measured longer, so I was even faster than I expected! Woohoo!
This race offered free downloadable pictures, and you know I had to have them all!