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This is only the 2nd time I've run a chip timed race. I had no expectation of even being close to my time from last summer, so I was very pleased when I got home and found out my official chip time of 41:59. This was also the first race where they "corralled" runners based on their estimated finish time. 30-40 minutes was the slowest option, with the walkers lining up behind us. I felt better knowing there were walkers, since I figured I would at least be able to stay ahead of them and not finish last.
The day started out cold and pouring with rain. I figured it was going to be a miserable wet run, but about an hour before the start, the rain cleared up, the sun came out and it was beautiful out. This was a great course to run, mostly all along the waterfront. It was very flat which suits me just fine. I love that I live in such a beautiful city with such great places to run.
So I have another race in the books and I feel pretty great about it. I'm still on the fence if I'm going to run the 5k or the 10k in June, but I'm mostly not sick now and I can start training a bit more, so I'll have to decide soon.
I loved that our race bibs had our names on them. All the volunteers and other runners would shout out personalized encouragement and as I crossed the line the announcer was calling out my name!