This morning, I ran the Spirit of Columbus Half-Marathon. I decided to join a pacer to see if I could run the event in around 2 hours. I'm pretty happy with the results.
I joined the 9:10/mile (or 2:00:00) pacer. I was able to stick with him though about 9.5 or 10 miles. At one point, I fell behind, but was able to catch back up, but by about 10.5 miles I needed to slow down. Miles 10 and 11 were pretty tough, but I kept on.
Afterwards, I thought, "well, maybe I could have stayed with the pace group." Regardless, 2:02:16 is my best half-marathon time. With a little bit of work between now and October 18, perhaps I can knock three minutes off my time in order to fall under two hours.