It took 15 minutes to properly adjust the chip on my shoe, ate too many energy block, fiddled with my pandora stations for too long and finally got up to head to the starting point.
I ran into other TNTer's that I hadn't met and they were great, but said "oh- you're doing the TEN MILER?" After the stomach drop and thoughts of cop-out, I stood in line to leave with the 10milers.
It was awesome. It's so much more motivating to run in that environment than solo, and my partner for the first 3 miles had a quick pace which was refreshing. The last stretch was around Anrtium lake, my knee was killing, but Pandora was doing me well, pulling me along, and I thought- "the next song, I'll just book it to the finish" Then- whap-whap- it was a goo-goo-dolls song. I stopped- flabbergasted at my luck once again, and to switch a pandora song on the iphone takes longer than it should... then continued on to make it in 1 second under my revised goal.* Yes!
*original goal was to finish, then to finish under 2 hrs, then to finish under 1:45.