This year the weather was a bit warmer than I like. When the race started, it was already in the low 60's. I was trying to improve on my time from last year. I started at the back of the pack, so I was running too fast to try and catch up with the pacer that I wanted to run with. I probably shouldn't have run so fast at the start, because by about mile 4, I was starting to feel too hot. I slowed down, and thought I might still have time to catch up with the pacer. But I never really got back into it. It got warmer and I got slower. I was able to finish in under 2 hours, which is always my goal for a half marathon, but I wasn't able to improve on my time from last year. At the end of the race it was in the low 70's. It was just too warm to go any faster. I tried, but that was the best I could do. There's always next year!
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