Did you see this number blazing down Manhattan?
Yes, that’s a 1:38:01 half marathon (13.1 miles) at a 7:28 per mile pace. Almost two minutes faster than I thought I’d go. Which is also elite team qualifying. Booyah!
A little rain at the beginning, no biggie. Started strong in the park, didn’t even notice the hills. Sponge station = genius. Running through Times Square = epic. Skipped the gel zone cause they frighten me. At mile 10, swore that I was done with running forever. Held on til the finish. 2nd half marathon ever.. can’t complain. Oh, and don’t knock the white shorts. They rule.
QOTD: “haha. Yes, quitting the sport entirely in the midst of a PR might have been a bit premature 🙂 Awesomeness” -Beth (future in-house council)
After the race, my brother inexplicably wouldn’t give me a hug.
This is about as close as he would get. (Okay, so I was reeeeally sweaty).
Also worth mentioning: The Twin completed the half, with hip and foot intact.
Official race pics have just been posted on brightroom.com. You can search by name.