This half marathon was a bit of a quirk. In a busy fall running schedule, I signed up to fit in some "speed work" in the midst of a series of marathons. The race site was in scenic and famous Muncie, Indiana, about a two hour drive from home. It was a small race, with marginal organization but it accomplished what I had hoped.
No fancy strategy on this one...I wanted to do a 1:55 and pretty much ran an even pace. The route was an out and back (mostly) along a terrific rail-trail. Dead flat and smooth, it allowed us to run comfortably. The small field of only 139 people spread out quickly.