My first half-marathon was in Mount Dora, Florida. The race worked out perfectly; I had a family vacation (to Disney World!!) and this half marathon was on the second day of our trip and it was about an hour away from the condo my family was renting.
I woke up early the day of the race-I think it was before 5:00am. That was especially early because my family and I flew into Orlando the day before and we had to get up before 4:00am. When we got to the course it was very chilly. My mom and I left right away to pick up our race packets.
I was nervous on the drive there but once I started pinning on my bib number I got really nervous. I was unsure if I would be able to achieve my goals for the race. My goals were to run under 1:30 (pace: 6:51) and be in the top 3 for women. I had used my cross country training as most of my half marathon training so I really had four weeks of training dedicated to the half marathon.