Thomas, my brother-and-law, came to pick me up bright and early at 5:45 to carpool to Kiawah. Unfortunately, I slept through all my alarms, but fortunately Thomas was there to wake me up or I probably would have slept through the race. Luckily, we made it to the race with plenty of time to spare. We took a bus to the start from a parking lot since there is not enough parking on the race itself. We met some very nice marathoners who we had a conversation with. This was slightly intimidating too- he wanted to run a very fast marathon- all I wanted to do was run a sub-2:00 half-marathon. Oh well. He was nice. As most runners are.
|At the start.|
We got to the start. I lined up with the 9 minute mile pacer. The first two miles clocked in at an 8'30" pace. Waaayyyyy to fast. I double checked the sign- 9' mile pace. So I slooooweeed waaayyyy down. Sooooo much energy wasted. Boo. Boo. I was able to maintain my pace for the next few miles, but by mile 8 I was all done. The last 5 miles were rough.
|The course was gorgeous!!|
|Mile 13- Almost Done!!!|