Got into our corral and started about 20 minutes after the official start. This was great as one of the stressors of this race can be standing around for over an hour waiting to start. We were lucky to get going quickly and josh was ready to run. He told me "he would stay with me" which I was cool with b/c there were so many people and didnt want to deal with trying to find him afterwards.
First mile of the race was pretty congested and our slowest. We plugged along and talked most of the first mile. Grateful that he was ok going slower and that I could talk to him. His usual pace is 8-8:30 which is way too fast for me. One of the aid stations had chocolate so we had to stop!
Crossed the finish line 6 second behind josh. Garmin file was all off because we were under the train tracks and lower wacker however we definitely ran negative splits. First mile was 11:13 and final was 9:07. Puts 2nd mile around 10ish something.
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