Saturday, April 14 I headed ran the Palmetto Half Marathon in Columbia, SC. I signed up to run this race with my friend M but due to some calf issues she ended up not running and another friend took her spot.
My alarm went off at 4am. I drank 1/4 cup of coffee and met S by 5:00 and we were off. The drive to the race was right at an hour. We gave ourselves plenty of time to get their and get our things and make a bathroom stop (or two). The race started at 7:00 sharp!
We got their and there was plenty of parking and everything was very well organized! Columbia always knows how to put on a great racing event. This race is in it's 3rd year and has continued to grow! There were close to 1,000 runners who ran the half marathon.
I wasn't sure what to expect for this race. I hadn't raced a half since last October. I knew I had been racing well lately so I didn't set any real goals for myself but just to go out and have a good run and that is exactly what I did.
The weather was absolutely perfect for this race. We couldn't have asked for any better weather for running!
Here is a breakdown of my half:
Mile 1- 7:36
Official chip time = 1: 38: 43
New PR by close to 10 minutes!
#67 out of 932 runners
#12 out of 521 females
3rd place in the 25-29 age group
Thank you God for another absolutely beautiful day for a race!