I've been patiently waiting for the official results. I checked the posted results sheet before I left the finish area and it showed were 2:13:29 chip time. That's only 18 seconds off from my half marathon PR of 2:13:11. My BiM stats gave me a finish time of 2:13:34, but I turned off the GPS after I passed by the finish line. Here's my splits.
|Mile||Pace (min/mile)||Speed (mph)||Elevation|
|actual||+/- avg||actual||+/- avg|
|1||9' 50||-0' 18||6.1||+0.2||+9 ft|
|2||9' 29||-0' 39||6.3||+0.4||-9 ft|
|3||9' 22||-0' 46||6.4||+0.5||0 ft|
|4||9' 49||-0' 19||6.1||+0.2||0 ft|
|5||10' 06||-0' 02||5.9||+0.0||+6 ft|
|6||9' 57||-0' 11||6.0||+0.1||-7 ft|
|7||10' 17||+0' 09||5.8||-0.1||0 ft|
|8||10' 05||-0' 03||6.0||+0.0||0 ft|
|9||10' 33||+0' 25||5.7||-0.2||+7 ft|
|10||10' 40||+0' 32||5.6||-0.3||-3 ft|
|11||10' 45||+0' 37||5.6||-0.3||+13 ft|
|12||10' 46||+0' 38||5.6||-0.4||-17 ft|
|13||10' 12||+0' 04||5.9||-0.0||-7 ft|
|end||8' 42||-1' 26||6.9||+1.0||+6 ft|
|Versus average of 10' 08 min/mile: Slower Faster|
I haven't had splits like that in ages. I even had something left for the end!
This is one of those races that went off without a hitch. It began at Sunset Park in Coronado, and ended at the Imperial Beach Pier. There's no mile by mile synopsis because I felt pretty good the entire run, I didn't need to push hard, and it was straight forward. I also saw a ton of San Diego Track Club Members, plus a few folks from Rehab United. It was like one huge party since live music, beer and snacks were provided at the end.
Not a lot of twists and turns, except once we arrived in Imperial Beach, we had to run for a couple of miles through a small residential section, then do a backtrack run on a rather barren section of the military base just to fit in the last 4 miles.
HOWEVER, Somewhere between miles 5 and 7, there was a rather large bush people kept going behind, since the port-o-potties were a ways up. I immediately thought about AKA Alice's bush story, and it just so happened that at that same time the song she suggested for my SDRNR Marathon 2009 mix came on a- Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) by Kate Bush. How coincidental! I had a good laugh.
At the end of the race, the guy right in front of me in the finishing corral gave me a hug. That was kind of funny... I got a hug from some (cute, young) random guy.
We did get a few photos from the day:
See? Very straight forward. The San Diego bay is on the left and Silver Strand State Beach is on the right. It was a GORGEOUS morining to be running.
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