Last year my watch quit working after the first mile of the run, so I didn't know during the race what my splits were. No big deal, but just kind of an annoyance.
This year I made sure the watch was all charged up, but when I tried to turn it on before the race it acted battery-dead. I'd run into this situation before, so I knew I had to reset the device, but it took several minutes to remember how to do that. Once I got it working, a warning popped up that the watch's storage space was just about full, so I had to hunt through the menus to find "delete."
With all that done, I was finally ready to run. I warmed up with 2.3 easy miles, then stood in my wave for 20 minutes before the starter sent us on our way.
The beauty of the Trolley Run is that it's mostly downhill, so you can expect a good time. I didn't PR, but I still did better than I expected, running it in 30:43, an average of 7:41. My splits were 8:15, 7:28, 7:21 and 7:28. 12th in my division.
Not talking about the the swag I took home afterward. -- Rob