Well, I made it through. I started off running with my wife as we had planned to finish it together. That was our deal if we ran the whole way, but if either of us had to stop and walk, then the other could go ahead. Well, we started out running together and I was running at her pace to stay together. It was really cold out there and it made it hard for her to breathe so she had to stop and walk about half way through, so I kept running and got away from her. I ended up finishing in 34:52. I think I probably could have gotten close to breaking 30 had I ran my pace the entire time. But I am very happy that I ran the whole thing. That was my first goal. My next goal will be to get below 30. We will see. My wife ended up finishing at 40:40, but she had to walk like I said. The colder weather really got to her and hurt her breathing. We didn't use our Ipods during the race either and that lets her mind focus too much on stuff that mentally messes her up. We had fun though.
Funny thing is, she actually got a 3rd place medal in her division!! I got nothing. You have to put down a good pace to win anything in the men's 30-35 age bracket.