The race was super well organized, water and bathrooms every two miles, so that broke things up nicely. We got glowsticks at mile 8, and it was just getting dusky and super fun to watch a sea of bobbing glowsticks ahead of you.
Including all my bathroom breaks, I ran the 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 40 minutes, which put me at an average pace of 12:23. I was thinking it would take me 2 hours and 30 minutes, so that was pretty close. If only I hadn't needed every single pit stop!
Jared was a trooper and powered through even though he had pulled a calf muscle in the last few weeks of training. Which means he won't be running for a while, but now he knows he can:)
Here we are at the end. I must say, it did feel like a major accomplishment. By the end, my body was just hurting so bad, I'm fairly certian I have no need to do a full marathon to prove anything to anybody. But I would run a half again. I enjoyed training, and since I followed my training religiously, my recovery was pretty good. I was able to run all my days this week, even from Los Angeles (we left for LA less than 12 hours after we finished our run:) And five miles still doesn't seem like such a big deal:)