Will I do another? I don't know.... I'm already signed up for three half marathons next year.
"I don't know" the day after is pretty nearly a sure thing.
Those chews are awful. I grabbed some of those jelly bean things at a race and could barely get one down. I suspect that people handing out licorice are experienced runners trolling newbies.
Sounds like the cold worked out to your advantage. Great job!