I've not made many posts, recently, but I can say that, after my first half marathon, I chose, for some reason, to sign up for the Woodlands half marathon at the end of February.
Actually, I do know the reason - my friend signed up, and I told him that if he were to sign up, then I would, as well.
The weather was cold - 38 degrees at the outset. Not my favorite temperature for starting. It was a good run, though. I found the 2 hour pace group and stuck right behind or even with them for the first 12 miles, even managing to chat with a few folks here and there.
As we got back to where the corrals were placed, I heard one of the pacers state that we had about 6 minutes left to run, at which point, I started to increase my speed. I can't say that I sprinted, as there's really no such thing as a sprint in my legs after 12 miles, but I definitely sped up. I don't know how far ahead of the pace group I was, but I finished at 1:58:50, which was about 3.5 minutes faster than my time at the Galveston half marathon.
I don't really do pictures, so you will have to take my word for it, but, rest assured, I felt good, if chilly, afterwards.