Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Half Merry-thon

I did it!   13.1 miles in 2 hours and 14 minutes (10:08 was the final overall pace).  It was a wonderful, beautiful day. 

Pre-race = cold and nervous

We had views like this for at least half the race

Heading toward the finish line (pretty much the only place with any spectators)

Finishing!!!  Still smiling!!  (Yes, my shirt says "Go Laura!")

The conquering heroes (and our wonderful driver)!

Free food just tastes better

It was a great experience.  Beautiful course, and I felt pretty good the whole time.  I could see myself doing more of these.  I was surprised by how much of a difference it made to be running with so many other people (about 4,000 in the race).  I love my running watch too.  It gives me the ability to share these awesome gems with you:

The race course- lots of ocean!
The elevation map- lots of hills, luckily the last mile was downhill.  Otherwise I wouldn't have been smiling at the end!


  1. I actually think I ran that exact course when I was training for Chicago! Gorgeous. So proud of you!

  2. Hey Laura! Dalila and I ran the half too. Great job on your finish time. Unfortunately, we didn't actually cross the starting line until 8:23, the later shuttles from Newport Grand took a while. Still, a really fun day with beautiful views. Good luck on your remaining interviews!