Race Takeaway: I love our town!
This morning we were up at 4:45am to run an inaugural half marathon that was hosted locally. I’m SO excited we did this race because not only did we have perfect weather in the 50s, but it was great seeing so much of the community out being healthy.
My plan for this race was to run my marathon pace or better, but not full out race. We are running Chicago Marathon next weekend and we need to make sure that we have energy in the tank for it. Both my legs and stomach were feeling amazing and it was hard to not get swept away and run too hard. I was able to have moments of chilling out by waving and talking to the crowd and other runners. So many people we know from work, running and flying were all out. The race was mostly flat and only inclines on the road heading back to the finish. It was an out and back course that allowed us to see other runners the whole way and encouraging them.
Through uptown Normal (Thank you Jeff for all of the pictures!)
I spent a few miles running in the vicinity with the race director and got to hear about the work that went into this event and their plans for next year, which include adding a full marathon.
On the constitution trail
Into the finish
I came in at 1:41:49, 1st in my Age Group. Rob got 1:34:26, which was 4th in his Age Group.
2012 We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon Finisher’s Medal
My 1st Age Group Award – Water Bottle
I’m so happy that we got to run this race and we plan to run it again!
F 35-39: 1/46