There were quite a few booths on hand to browse through. I picked up a Skirt Sports technical tee that matched that skirt I purchased on clearance a few weeks ago, and iRUNLIKEAGIRL technical tee for Little Diva (for our little jaunts around the neighborhood), and a half dozen packs of gels for hubby and I on race day.
The goody bag included some nice items like a Lakefront Marathon towel and the usual freebies. The black long-sleeve technical tee was AWESOME!! The photo doesn't do it justice. There are several tasteful images on the shirt and the sleeves. One of the nicest race shirts we've seen.
Goal #1 – PR and go sub 4:27 again
Goal #2 – 4:20
Goal #3 – 4:15
Miles 9-15, hubby and I were still running together. I was starting to get a slight side-stitch around mile 15, but it wasn't too bad. I focused on my breathing and it eventually went away. I continued to drink Gatorade and fill up my water bottle at the aid stations. That GoLite Handheld waterbottle was awesome yet again and the key to my success. I was never thirsty. And, it didn't bother me carrying it for 26 miles.