"First 8 miles with good Friend from High School track... A little sub 9:00 per mile. Didn't feel great, tried to drop the hammer but just couldn't get into running fast quickly enough. Ran 7:36,7:34,7:19,6:56,6:43 and because using Map My run last .47 @5:55. Great weather, great signs, enthusiastic crowd, some bands and music. My second half marathon here and I would do again to raise money for Avondale House in Houston!"
"Gender place: 5455
Unofficial results. First solo half in a while. Great weather. Ankle started acting up at mile 10, and cost me the sub 3-hour time, but oh well! It was beautiful and fun. Great support on the course and lots of spectators.
Split Time Of Day Time Diff min/mile miles/h
5K 08:18:34AM 00:43:46 43:46 14:05 4.26
10K 08:59:11AM 01:24:22 40:36 13:05 4.59
15K 09:42:04AM 02:07:16 42:54 13:49 4.35
20K 10:26:28AM 02:51:39 44:23 14:18 4.20
Finish10:35:50AM 03:01:01 09:22 13:45 4.37"
"Got sick with a cold a week prior, with the worst feeling on Sat, the day before the race. Felt good racing, although obviously not 100% due to sickness. The weather was fantastic - warm, 55F at the beginning of the race (according to the thermometer downtown). Should have worn a T-shirt instead of long-sleeved one."
"My first big race, and the number of runners was more of a factor than I anticipated, but it was also the first race during which I've actually enjoyed the running. Previously, I've just been hoping to finish."