Final Time: 23:46
Really didn't think I'd be staring at that time going into this thing. Turns out the course was about 87% more hilly than anywhere in South Georgia. As it turns out, I had a blast. It was great to run with family and get out for a date. My goal of sub-20 minutes seems to be slipping away with my age, but I'll keep attempting it. A couple of lessons learned:
I need to figure out how to eat before a race. I had some energy chews 30 minutes before start time and was literally crippled with a side ache for about 1/3 of the race.
Train on hills.
Live where hills exist.
Don't over-taper. Excessive holiday eating and stagnant-body atrophy don't amount to stellar racing conditions. My calves still hurt. Bad.
Run with family/friends-makes for motivation and enjoyment.
Here's the web page for the race