Becky arrived to what was believed to be race parking and she called me to let me know where she was so we could park together. There were no signs or volunteers to indicate where to park or where to head to the race. We followed the rest of the runners towards the start hoping that we were going to the right place. Thankfully it was about a 1/2 mile walk or so to the starting area.
We used the restrooms and met up with friends before heading into the start corral. There were "corrals" A-C for the runners that submitted an estimated finish time fast enough to qualify for up-front placement then the rest of the corrals were self-seeded along with pace signs.
I had a decent race. I was a little nervous going into the race because I haven't "raced" a half marathon since May. While have ran the distance, there were under different circumstances where I was not running at my race pace by any means. I ran really strong up until mile 9.5 or so which was when I started to feel a little ill. I decided to just slow down a bit and take it easy the final few miles into the finish.