I did much better in the AC half marathon then I did at poker at the Taj, that is for sure. Poker is a combination of skill, practice, and luck, whereas running is pretty much just skill/practice. I did not really do well with the cards, but my Dad, aka "The professional," made it to the final table in our Saturday daytime tournament and finished 2nd, pulling down a few hundred clams. He is very good but he also plays a lot and reads books on the game. I am a simple dilettante.
20:15 or so (the 12 mile mark was not clear to me)
We hit the boards at mile 8 and I was feeling good, so I started pushing my effort.
I finished with "a big kick" (for me that is slightly faster than whatever I was doing before) final half mile and crossed in 1:32.34, which is the fastest I've run the distance since May, 2007. So not too shabby and I really enjoyed the run. Wound up with 15 since I jogged to and from the start. Legs are now tired.