"The weather was perfect. Cloudy and not too hot or humid. I thought the course was great and just zoned out and ran my race. I heard a lot of repeat racers complain but I didn't share their complaints. I wanted to just run a consistent pace and I did. Finished 3096 out of 13754 overall, 201 out of 1481 in my age group, and 1116 out of 8326 females."
"This was more of a run where I didn't have the best course management. Napa 2 Sonoma starts out with a short uphill followed by a longer downhill and then a series of rolling hills thru the first 7 miles. I prepared to lose time on the 1st half of the course and make up ground on the back half. And, that's what happened. However, I was also looking for a sub 2 hour half and didn't get that. I think that it might have been possible to get closer to the 2:00 time, if I hadn't respected the hills on the front section so much. I gave up too much time on the front hills."