I have been extremely fortunate with the weather for my half marathons. The end of April in Toledo, Ohio can be hit or miss, but it was sunny and mid 40's to low 50's for the duration of my third half marathon. Having grown up in the area, I enjoyed running past my high school and through the neighborhood where I once lived. I had some family there for support at mile 8, which is always uplifting for the last half.
I wasn't expecting a PR for this race since I didn't train as hard as I should have. I was shooting for under 2 and a half hours and finished in 2:17:25 with what had to be a 2+ minute stop to wait in line for the restroom around mile 8. I stopped my watch while I was waiting and my actual "run time" was just over 2 hours and 15 minutes.
Here is the detail from the official results:
Glass City Marathon - HALF MARATHON
Female / 40
Above is a picture of me before the start of the race in front of University Hall at the University of Toledo.
My husband biked around the course and caught me at the start, mile 8, and the finish.
I'm registered for the Emerald City Quarter Marathon at the end of August and the Columbus Half Marathon this October. I plan on trying for a PR this fall and would like to have my first sub two hour half marathon. That may be a stretch, but if you....