|Michigan Ave. Corktown 2012 Parade - click for gallery|
The run was good. Took a while to get through the thick of the crowd and find a good spot to run. I had forgotten my GPS watch, so I was kind of running blind. I'd been speed training enough to have a feel of what my pace should be so I held pretty steady the entire time, picking things up here and there when I had the energy. I cruised around the final corner and sprinted to the finish line. My goal was to beat last years 23:24. I figured I had beat it, since the clock read 23:31 when I crossed (chip time is what really matters in a race).
Final results: Chip time - 23:14. 7:30 avg. pace. 526th overall place, 431 place (males), 71 place in my age/sex division.