I am going to keep this short and sweet.
Half marathon + 4.20 miles. ran 2 miles w/u, 13.1 race and a 2.10 mile c/d.
For me, this race was awful. The hardest I have had in a long time. I lost focus early on and could never regain it. The hills kicked my butt, the sun annoyed me, my hip was sore, etc... I didn't expect it to be this hard after coming off the Run thru Hell. I had a successful race on an extremely hilly course, so why would this race be any different? Well it was. My pace was all over the place, I struggled up the hills and couldn't wait for it to be over.
I ended up running my slowest half marathon (not including trail half's) in 3 years!!! Not only that, I ran this course 4 minutes slower then last year. WTF?! Since this is such a small race I snagged first in my age group with a finish time of 1:44:24, 7:58 pace. Clearly this was not my day. I ran my marathon pace for this half and felt awful the entire time. Oh well, you can't be 100% all of the time. I just chalk it up to being a good hill training run for Dances with Dirt.
Finish Time: 1:44:24
AG Place: 1/10