I stayed with them for another mile and then dropped off to do my thing. We met up again further down the trail when we made a pit stop. We ran a little further together when I dropped off again. I cruised along pretty well until the last couple of miles and it really started to feel like my wheels were falling off. I was surprised to see that my pace didn't suffer because I was feeling pretty miserable and just wanted to be done.
Again, I was pretty shocked at my average pace. I was back in the 13:00 pace despite my walk breaks. For me to never drop below 14:39 even when walking is a pretty big accomplishment for me.
I went into this training season with no goals. I knew I wanted to just go to Disney to have fun and support my friends during their Goofy Challenge. I was also knew that realistically, I wasn't ready to devote the time to serious training. I had planned to do the bare minimum to get me through the race. That's just where I was in terms of my time commitment and my emotional commitment. So I've been working out only about 2 days a week. I'm not exactly proud of that but that's the truth. As a coach, I certainly wouldn't recommend only training 2 days a week for a 1/2 marathon but right now, it seems to be working for me.
I am officially tapering now with 10 miles scheduled for this weekend and I think 9 next weekend. After that, I'll have to come up with another game plan. :)