An overdue post here from the first half marathon race of the year. This was an early start driving a couple of hours, arriving in the dark and setting Barb off on course run with the stroller found myself on the line with other "sub 1;25" marathoners.
The heat, humidity and my dehydration were probably the factors giving me a tough time leading to the hill climb, "he's hurting." Experience told me to hang onto the Gatorade bottle from my wife at mile five and re-fill it twice later to salvage a totally embarassing race.
Finished as 2nd Master, 13th overall of 693 in 1:28:10.9 (6:44)
p.s. post race week included coming down with a central Florida sinusitis and bronchitis infection leading to high fevers, chills, and totally miserable feeling.
4 days ago