So anyway, here are a few pictures....
So, how did I do?
The race itself was fun. It seemed a bit more disorganized than most, but I think it's also one of the biggest ones that I've even been in - and with that many people it's hard to stay organized. The course was nice - it was flat and other than a set of railroad tracks there weren't any really tricky spots. They had glow stations set up along the way where you could stop and take your picture under blacklights, but I skipped those. I was a little annoyed at the people who were cheating, but I was only competing against myself - they were just morons. And thanks to my playlist that included Dropkick Murphys, Pam Tillis, Black Eyed Peas, Survivor, Kernkraft 400, and Rodney Atkins, I was able to pretty much tune everyone out and focus on what I needed to do.
My final official time was 44:26.6. Not my best, but far from my worst. And considering that I literally have not run a bit since the half-marathon, I'm ok with it. I placed 2825th out of 3387 runners, so I beat about 16.6% of them. Out of my age group (40-45 females), I was 184th out of 222, so faster than about 17.1%.
Today, I hurt. Not quite as bad as I thought that I would, but I can definitely feel it. It's definitely a sign that I have to do more to prepare for the next one!