Yesterday was the US Half Marathon – does anyone else get as sad as me when races are over? It already seems like ages ago that I ran that race…they come & go so quickly!
Here is the shirt from the race. My new favorite race shirt! How cool is the back??!
So Sunday morning I had a 5:10am wake up call…but it wasn’t so bad since day light saving time ended & I got an extra hour of sleep. YES!
We parked at Ghirardelli Square and walked to the start line from there. This looked way cooler in person…it was still pretty dark out and the sign made everything glow.
Headed to the start…I was very surprised at how little people there were. It was about 40 minutes before the race started. All I know is, the races in Sacramento are packed by that time. I think I heard there were 5,000 runners, but the results showed that 3,507 finished.
I’m ready, I’m ready!!
First hill – of what I thought would be a flat course for San Francisco standards – I was wrong.
For some silly reason I thought they would close the road down for us runners & we’d be running on the road across the bridge. Nope. It was still pretty amazing running across the bridge. It was VERY amazing!
My official time was 1:54:27. It is my second best half marathon time yet. Considering it had some killer hills I think that is damn good. My next flat half marathon course I’m sure I can get to a 1:45:00 finish 🙂
Overall, I have to say this is my favorite race so far. Amazing course in an amazing city. Great views, great weather. It wasn’t easy but I loved the challenge!
Check out the race on Garmin Connect: