Wow, what a race. Burlington, Vermont didn’t disappoint. Amazing views of Lake Champlain. The weather was just right for a run. The downside was that the course was basically all uphill with a constant gradual ascent. I pushed through every one. Nice touch of adding the bouncy bridge crossing (That was a WHOA!) At the […]
I think that this race could’ve been more physically distanced, however I ran with my buff in place for the first three miles as the running field became less dense. I became dehydrated around the sixth mile (the temps were likely in the low 70F°s). Foot cramps started to slow me down because I forgot […]
Oh man, I was not prepared! But, I already knew that. The hills were disrespectful, but I took most of them on without much challenge. The Daylight Savings Time change messed me up. I thought I had calculated properly, but things didn’t quite flow like my plan. I missed the 6:30am bag check cut off […]
Ooooooh, this race was cold as ice. had time for a short run today. Even at the day’s start temperature in the high 30s°F, I’m glad that I didn’t need a full marathon this race. Because of Airbnb fiascos from three properties and three hours of sleep in the previous 48 hours (I know, the […]
Are you friggin’ serious? I got a one-second PR? So while I’m elated to claim three straight years of my marathon PR at this race, I’m still a bit disappointed. The hip did not want my greatness today. Mile nineteen was the beginning of the end. I was set to get a nice PR, but […]
Rough start this morning. I decided to run to the Art Museum from my hostel, which was 2.45 miles. Several of us were supposed to take a group picture. Somehow that didn’t happen. At least I was on time for the start (two blocks away). Then my Aftershokz wouldn’t connect to my phone. A restart […]
And the winner of the “hills challenge” is Prospect Park. Mind you, Central Park is still a challenging course, but it’s getting second place for now. Chilly morning, but very mild wind today. In mile three I had a bad fall when this “boy” (yes I demoted his stupid butt) crossed in front of me […]
Murals from the Motor City.