I swore this post was scheduled to post, and then I thought it was weird that no one commented on Facebook…until I started writing Sunday’s post and realized this was still in “draft” mode. Oops! I was super sore Monday/Tuesday, and finally starting to use my legs Wednesday. I made it to Alchemy Thursday AND Friday morning. And now I’m typing quick before I head to Denver!
Race morning went smooth. I left my apartment at 5 am and after picking up my friends and riding the light rail, got to U.S. Bank Stadium about 5:50 am. More than plenty of time before the race started, but thats better than feeling rushed. There was some slight drizzle before the race started, and just as the first groups were released, the real rain came. The first two miles were all rain and the entire race is basically an uphill battle.
Now that I live in the twin cities I have a better understanding of the route although I’ll never know it as well as I know the Grandma’s Half course. It felt so good to be crossing the river from Minneapolis into St. Paul, however I will always prefer lakes to rivers. The Grandma’s Marathon/Half Marathon course along Lake Superior really cannot be beat. However the races are equally well organized.
It was very hard to run past the turn for my apartment. i thought of all my comfy clothes, shoes that didn’t give me blisters, and most importantly a hot shower. I kept going though and made it to the finish. Even better, once I was done I hurried to Muccis and got my fix of a doughscuit and piece of pizza.
What is your favorite race course? What is your preferred post-race food?