What a great way to represent GU!! I wasn't sure if I should have raced this one. I decided that it would be a great training/tempo run leading up to the Boston Marathon.
Dave Cook ran along side with me during the race. We both ran the first half around 7:00/mile. Not too bad. I think we were hoping to run just a tad bit faster. The second half was faster for the both of us. Dave Cook and I parted ways at this point. He blasted the 2nd half with amazing split times. I was pretty happy with my 2nd half performance.
I beat my course PR by almost 2 mintues. I thought about slowing the pace several times. I don't think it would have made a differnce if I ran the race fast or slow. Both ways it would have been hard on my legs. There was a pack of runners that I kept up with for most the race. This allowed me to run smart and even pace.
Official Time: 1:31:50
Overall Finish: 56th
Age Group Finish: 12 of 63
Mile 1: 6:45, Mile 2: 6:47, Mile 3: 6:55, Mile 4: 6:58, Mile 5: 7:06, Mile 6: 7:10,
Mile 7: 7:17, Mile 8: 6:33, Mile 9: 6:40, Mile 10: 6:45, Mile 11: 6:52, Mile 12: 7:09
Mile 13: 6:50