Didn't Rachael DOMINATE her first half? So proud of Rachael!
I took a Gu at miles 6 and 10, and that seemed to really help. I was so surprised at how fast we ran - this is not how fast I've been training at ALL! Overall this was really a great race - it was extremely flat, ran along the beautiful Coeur D'Alene lake and saw some gorgeous mansion/castle homes. We should definitely do it again next year! The race overall was pretty small, so it was definitely a race you would want to do with someone else, especially if you were planning on doing the full marathon. The "expo" included a bounce house and the packet pick-up and that was pretty much it. After worrying about the predicted terrible weather all week it actually stayed dry for the entire race.
Afterwards we had an absolutely fabulous brunch and went walking on the boardwalk picking out all the yachts we will own when we're rich and famous. Righhtttt.