I decided to do this race with a couple of friends as I had heard good things about it. I was not very well prepared for it as I had traveled a lot in October, on a bike trip to Tuscany. However, I needed something to keep my training up and a girls weekend sounded fun. This race is very popular, with probably 20,000 people in it. It is flat, very scenic, and has bands and crowd support all along the route. I paced myself well and finished in 1:42:20, about what I expected and 4th in my age group.