Getting tired of the run posts yet? If so, my apologies for this one and well, likely the next one too. The good news, is when that next post is done the official running season should be done. That is if a trail race doesn’t catch my eye in the next couple of months. The great thing about being trained up for the 4 half marathons that closed the standard race season is you are pretty much ready to go if anything at that distance comes along. Will probably cycle back to maintain mode for training and start working more on getting the body fully recovered from another grueling year pounding pavement and new for this year.. the dirt. Guessing if you read the previous post, you are wondering how the final piece of the 2 race event went.
That pretty much gives it away – successfully finished the back half of the challenge. I forgot to point out that the 5K actually gave a really nice and classy looking long sleeve tech shirt very similar in design to the pull over they gave for last year’s half. This race is on the expensive side when you sign up for the double event. It has the absolute worst after race party outside of the typically much much lower budget trail events. Basically provided water, a few bagged snacks, a loose cookie and a banana. Really bummed this year they were not giving out the free Whiskey samples like they did last year (yum). I can get over the weak food offerings thanks to their incredible medals. They are just slightly smaller than last year’s barrel version (link here), but still nice and heavy.
Hit the jump to see if I survived another half marathon!