This was my first hometown marathon and kudos to the crew that put this one on – it was coordinated beautifully – a few more porta-potties at the start would have been nice, but there were plenty along the course. And, as an additional bonus, the course was flat and the weather perfect. And congratulate Matt on his first marathon And Sister Runner Amy for her 18th half marathon! It was also nice because I got to meet up with runner and old high school friend, Jeremy, who ran the first five mile with us. A pleasant bonus. And when I figure out what number marathon this is for me, I’ll add that when I update again in a few days.
I reckon this is going to be shortest race report in the world. What can I say other than it was cold, windy and miserable? I guess I can also say the all downhill course was awesome – I was very happy with my 2:11:12 time – not exactly where I want to be yet but faster than I’ve been running in a long while. Austin has some super cool places to eat and drink, the mothership of Whole Foods is amazing, and it was fun hanging out with my sister and friends for the weekend. I need to count to see what number in the half line up this is – somewhere around the 45th I’m guessing. The End. Oh, and I’m signing up for the Space Coast full marathon which is on December 1st.
It’s been a long time between posts. So sue me. Or even better, Sumy.
Isle du Bois is officially my favorite trail race. Out of the two I’ve done, I like this one best. My most favorite thing of all, the trail runners. There is a nicety about these runners that I don’t always see at the mega road marathons. My friend Peggy had her first fall and everyone around us stopped to make sure she was good to go before they moved along. The happy, happy, joy, joyness about these races makes me smile.
This was a tough race – lots of sand, hills, rocks, roots and leaves covering everything. The mental and physical endurance was refreshing. We felt strong. We are strong. It’s a nice feeling.
It was a great race for both of us and is definitely on my schedule for next year. And I LOVE the race shirt. I always get excited with the long sleeve bamboo shirts. I’m easy like that.
I ordered two pictures, these are fun.
I did not order the following, but I almost wish I had. SRA says it looks like I’m trying to give myself the heimlich maneuver. It just makes me laugh. I’m easy like that.
I’m loving the pops of color on the trails this time of year. I had a great trail run with Peggy this morning – we covered some new terrain and survived. We’re like trail running professionals now, I think. We are so ready for Isle du Bois.
I know, I know. Shut. up.
The training is going well. A really fast 5 mile run with Peggy this morning (thank you 54 degrees), and then lifting with Sweet Cindy. I won’t lie, lifting was a beating today. I can squat like nobody’s business . . . but the dead lift kills me every time. I’ll be sore tomorrow, but I love this kind of sore.