I have a dedicated cheerleader. And, of course, he'll be donning his invisible (because apparently shaking shiny ribbons in the air isn't very manly) pom-poms for my first half marathon with Team Write This Run. But just as I'm new to this distance, Andrew's new to cheering someone over 13.1 miles. This will be the furthest I've ever run, so I don't yet know which part is the hardest, where I'll need support and, most importantly, where my mini-cheer squad should be stationed.
So, experienced half-marathon-ers and cheer-ers alike, which part of the 13.1 miles is the hardest? Where along the course are you most likely to get the greatest smile per cheer ratio? And is a "Whoop" ever acceptable motivation during a race?