Think Whirled Peas
Ya know, I missed him, as someone we were running with mentioned seeing a barefoot runner early in the race. I looked for a while but then gave up as I got to grinding out the late miles.
I LOVED the out-and-back nature of this course, particularly w/the half marathoners starting at the opposite end. It gave me a chance to look for (and see) damn near everyone at least once throughout the race. Made for some cool moments. Seeing Jeremy smiling and clicking off mileage and then ZZ and Randy all happy-go-lucky was pretty cool.
The more I look back at this race the more I'm falling in love w/it!
Just because running is simple does not mean it is easy.
He was right there with me at about 10 miles in. He'd gone by me a few miles earlier and his feet were black. The sound of his feet going pit-pat-pit-pat on the pavement was so cool!
...and then ZZ and Randy all happy-go-lucky was pretty cool. The more I look back at this race the more I'm falling in love w/it!
...and then ZZ and Randy all happy-go-lucky was pretty cool.
Ha, you saw me BEFORE things got ugly and I stopped smiling.
I think the highlight of the race was seeing Mishka way up front...it was like seeing a rock star! Heck, seeing all of you peeps ahead of me was kind of like running with celebrities.
Yeah...I still loved the race and am 100% certain that it will be my Spring marathon next year. I am so glad that peer pressure got the best of me and I registered on a whim.
As for the barefoot guy...I saw him AND a guy in 5 Fingers right about the same time. They were hauling some serious ass.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
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