I crossed the 20K marker in around 1:47:30, a pace of 5:18/K
(8:32/M) – way too fast. I was starting to feel this too,
I tried slowing down some. Anyway at the 20K point was another service
area, I grabbed another sports drink and ate a piece of banana.The
streets were really filled with people here, it was great. We even
had a colorful band providing some motivation. Later I found out
this group is part of a Fasching club (carnival club).
The half-marathon runners were really starting to whiz by at this
time, they were almost finished! For some odd reason I had a strong
urge to finish too, totally negative thinking on my part. Not good.
The crowd did make it any easier, they were doing their best to
spur us on. Man, what a feeling!!