Hello from post race party headquarters.
It rained before the race and started again after a few miles. At around 10 miles the downpour began and continued through mile 14. It was a cold rain. My socks became totally saturated with water and became useless. I contemplated stopping to take them off, but I didn't think I had the dexterity in my fingers to retie my shoes. The weather improved for the last 6.2 miles.
Lucy and Patty cheered me on from mile 9 and 25. Lucy was shivering from cold so I gave her my finishing blanket. The blanket helped.
I finished in 2:45 which is better than I though I could do.