Friday, October 1, 2010
Akron RoadRunner 1/2 Marathon Race Report
I ran the half marathon again for the second consecutive year. I had the joy of running it with my sweetheart Steve this year. He made it a very special weekend for me. Thanks babe.
Friday I hit the expo with a friend at lunch. We had fun looking at all the running goodies and goofing off. I went again after work with my guy because he needed to get some calve sleeves. After that we met up with friends for dinner at Crave. After dinner we made the trek back to Youngstown and turned in around 10:30...only to be up at 4:30. Oh yes, the life of a runner - we keep some interesting hours! But once you hit the start line it is all worth the sacrifice and extra effort!
On race morning we headed to downtown Akron. Fortunately for us my office is nearby so we got ready there and jogged down to the start a few blocks away. It was so exciting getting lined up with all the other runners and the energy was good as we listened to the national anthem and waited for our cue to run.
The start of the race was fast for me as usual. I tend to run my first mile or two fast (sometimes too fast)! I guess this is the sprinter in me since I was a track runner years ago. It was a lot of fun running over the newly paved Y-Bridge and my guy was close to me the first mile so that was cool. He would of course get ahead of me soon after with those fast legs!
After we ate some food and got our medals, we headed back to my office to get cleaned up and relax for a little while. I think we were all exhausted and ready for a nap! It was a great day and we all had fun "running the bird"! Looking forward to running it again in 2011 - hopefully with a better time!