- 7:30 is too early of a start time - I'm sooo glad we started at 7:30 before the wind really kicked up - That being said, there were a couple of times I could have sworn I wasn't moving when running into the wind. It was horrible. I was looking for a fat person to run behind. - Odd sight: A crane/cherry picker extended over the runners at the one mile mark with a fake priest in it with a sign that read "Blessing of the Feet." - We ran by the high tone Rivercrest country club and I saw a well dressed guy hitting an approach shot. I so wanted to yell, "A thousand bucks says you slice!" - I did something I've never done before in a race: I stopped for about 15 seconds at a water station. It was at the 10 mile mark and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to make it. My thighs were on fire. - The final 300 yards is supposed to be a great moment and time of reflection as the Sense Of Accomplishment kicks in. My was ruined by some middle aged woman (who I didn't know) slapping me on the back as she ran beside me yelling "Isn't this great! Isn't this great!" and then looking at me like I'm supposed to answer her.
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