O.k. I am still reflecting on the half-marathon. It was my first race complete with chip timing. Not sure yet what I think about it. Obviously, it is more accurate. Or, is it? Here are my times officially posted from the event.
It's the pace thing that is killing me here. Note-I realize we are talking about a difference of 37 seconds here, but those sweet little 37 seconds are actually dang hard-earned seconds. What else could I have done in 37 seconds? Taken a shower (when I can actually fit one in), eat a cupcake, glass clean a window or heck, sit down on the couch for a few lovely seconds before regaining the strength to get up and help wash hands before lunch. Why take the pace from the gun time? Doesn't it make more sense calculating it from the chip time? The time you actually crossed the starting line until the time you actually crossed the finish line? I'm stumped.