Churchill downs was when I really started having a lot of trouble with my knee. It began hurting around mile five and by this time I was in pain!
I completed it. That is about all I can say. I kept hoping the endorphins would kick in, but nope, they didn't. At least not enough to see me through the 13.1 miles. As you can see from my time below, I ended up walking a lot from mile 9 on. I forgot to turn off my Garmin. My official time was 2:45:54 with an average pace of 12:40. Just a tad more than my first half marathon……but I am already talking about doing this one again next year and for us to make a weekend out of it. We can get a room in one of the downtown fancy hotels for a couple of nights. Then Jim can watch from the balcony! And I will be in better shape to blast this time.
My official place was 8840 of 11581 and 156/349 in my age group (55-59), and 4849 of 6961 women.
......but this was the highlight of my trip......love this little girl!