Savannah Rock n Roll Half (or a big chunk of it anyway...) - 9.28 miles in 2:58
Pace: 19:14 (20/40)
Yup, definitely not my best day in Savannah. I did make it a little over 9 miles in total. I'm a little amazed I made it that far. C stayed with me for the race and I thought that company might be enough to get me to the end. I think it got me farther than I would have gotten on my own. So yay for company!
But around mile 8, the Mercedes limo bus thing gave us a half mile 'boost' as they called it when we got behind the pace. That's the little break at the bottom right in the Garmin map. It's a kinder sweep than Disney as they just try to get you back into the race, but it was only seconds before the race had passed me again. Big props to C for trying to talk me through it but I was toast.
Luckily or unluckily, 9 was right around the corner from the run in to 13... so with the blessing of the pace car lady ("I'm going to go that way." "I think that's a good idea - enjoy the rest of your race..."), I took the shortcut and sent C on to finish the race. (She smoked the last 4 miles! Yow.)
So fall Half season closes out for me as does the Half calendar for 2011 -- 6 half marathons, swept (or short cuts) on 3. In baseball, 500 is a smashing season...
And as to the Contest: Chip time was 3:02 something, which clearly everyone went over! And I refuse to call this a DNF because I went out and finished in a fashion. So, random drawing gives it to Lori S. D. from here on the blog. Thanks all for playing and for all the good wishes! (Lori - message me your mailing info and I'll send out your prize.)