If you remember from my last post, I didn't really train properly for this half marathon and was just going to run this half as a training run. Well.....if any of you have ever tried to run a race as a 'training' run, then you know that it's near impossible to do.
I was up early, ate my prerequisite English muffin, peanut butter, and yogurt and then headed out. I do have to mention that the night before a race, I always eat a donut. It started a couple of years ago after I had a good race after eating a donut the night before...I swear by it. Try it and let me know! Weather conditions were a little chilly at the beginning but I knew that would be short lived. Thankfully cloud cover helped keep the humidity and heat away.
|This was the finish line - over 100 Canadian flags along the lake|
|Part pain, part determination on my face|
The medal is as big as the palm of my hand, and one of the reasons I actually signed up for this half...cause you know...I have priorities. LOL
The race was marked well, with ample volunteers and police presence. It's definitely not an easy course, but a great 1/2 marathon for someone who would like to race locally. The swag is pretty EPIC as well! Those who did the 5/10k and then either the 1/2 or 1/4 marathon got 3 medals, tshirts, and an EPIC sweatshirt. I really want one of the sweatshirts, but there was no way I could have done Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! I'll definitely do at least some distance at this event each year!!
I came home and rested up as I had a try-a-tri the next day. Yup...a double weekend for me. Check in a bit later for my recap on the triathlon.