We kept our meal relatively safe on Friday night and dined at the local Applebee's. I ordered some pasta and drank lots and lots of water in hopes to be well hydrated for the race on Saturday. We all tried to get to bed early since our alarm clocks were set to 4am.
On Saturday morning we quickly got ready and walked over to the shuttle pick up area on Tybee Island. After over 30 minutes of standing in really chilly weather we were finally picked up and headed over to Savannah for the race.
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At this point it was still very very cold outside. I was running in my running tights, a sports bra, and short sleeved running shirt, AND my Northface zip-up. I didn't take off my sweater until after mile 7 when I had finally warmed up.
The course itself was pretty flat like everyone had said, but definitely had its moments of uphill. Crowd support was great and really helped keep me motivated. I managed to run for the first 60 minutes without stopping and after that walked for 2 minutes. I tried to run at least 10 minutes without taking any additional walking breaks but those last 3 or 4 miles were really tough on me. I shocked myself (and others) with my finish in less than 2 hours!
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After the race I reunited with Ryan who had done so well in the race. He finished in 1 hour and 44 minutes. Such a little speedster!
I'm so glad that I was able to run this race. Ryan and I had such a good time and look forward to our next half marathon. Hope Baby Chalmers enjoyed the race as well :)