Carrie Barrett’s 3M Half-Marathon Results
OK–not that it matters in the grand scheme of life, but it does matter to my pride and integrity.
When I finished Sunday’s 3M Half-Marathon, my Garmin read 1:32:54 when I stopped it.
However when official results were posted, I was credited for a 1:33:00-1:33:01 race (depending on which results you viewed). Thrilled with my PR and 8th place age group finish, I was still perplexed as to why my Garmin was so off from the official time. Did I stop it at some point on the run? Did I start it late? Am I that bad at timing? Am I imagining these PRs?
The same thing happened last Fall at the Marine Corps Marathon so I was beginning to think I’m crazy in the head…
Until the Official Photos were published this week:
That’s me stepping on the mat in what clearly reads on the Official Gun Time clock as 1:35:15. (FYI–I beat the Nike Shirt chick who is all in black just behind me) 🙂 See previous posts…
Now, if you scroll back up to my official results and look at my Gun Time, it reads, 1:35:23
The difference?! 8 FREAKIN SECONDS!!!
Or, a 1:32:53
Or a 6th place age group finish!
Again–not a big deal in life, but it solidifies in my mind that I am not a cheater or liar.
I did OFFICIALLY break my 1:33 goal mark (even though someone hasn’t changed the official results yet) 🙂