We started in Corral B and took off around 540. Same start as yesterday-headed south and right backstage and came through Bugs Land and the Droids we're the same place as yesterday. Brian caught up (he was in Corral C) and we took a picture. We continued around the pier and stopped for a pic with the Rebels. We continued through Grizzly, down Hollywood Blvd and backstage again. We went through backstage and entered Disneyland at the same place as the day before. We took a great picture by Small World, stopped for some Storm Troopers right beside it and continued through Tomorrowland. We were looking for BB8 and found him by Star Tours! We took a sharp right through Fantasyland, through the castle and down Main Street. We stopped for a pic with Chewy on Main Street and headed through t Esplanade and out of the bus depot and on the streets.
The Anaheim part is great as it's long and straight, and always with lots of crowd support including bands and cheerleaders. I love leaving property and seeing the people heading back already around mile 11/12! So amazing! We headed to Garden Grove, got our Clig shot and then saw the Rebel Alliance. Next we continued through downtown and the 501st which were amazing as always. After that we headed back towards Anaheim and there was still awesome crowd support!
We were starting to hit a wall around mile 8 (post marathon, lack of sleep and getting over a cold) but held on. We turned on Katella and ran past the convention center and towards paradise pier and towards the finish line. The line looked a bit sparse compared to past years-maybe new security measures?
MILE SPLITS: 10:48/10:10/10:09/10:38/11:32/11:05/11:24/11:32/12:44/12:41/12:16/12:06/11:10/9:50
OFFICIAL SPLITS: 5k: 44:32 (14:20)/10k: 1:36:54 (16:53)/15k: 2:16:06 (12:37)
FINISH TIME: 3:04:14 (14:04)/Running time ~ 2:27
We headed through the finish line, and Devin and Brian went back to get ready and I waited for Mallory and we headed back. We got showered and headed back to LA to eat, relax, watch the cowboys get beat and see Amelie.
This is probably the first time I have not gone back into the park for a castle picture but with the traffic, it was not going to happen.
Overall, this was a great race! I loved every second of it and the rain held off.
What was the last half marathon you did?