The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Folks just drive through the park and try not to hit the runners. Easy to do.
Hold the Mayo
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I will have a cardiologist and orthopedic surgeon coming down with me, and they would like to see me as many times as possible out on the course to make sure I am not dying or snapping my femurs.
What would be the best way for them to accomplish their goal?
If they are going to choose one spot, I think the best cheering spot is at the top of the hill at mile 19. They can see the runners three times: when they pass at around mile 6, then again at the top of the worst hill at 19, then when they come out of the little .6 mile loop that is at that point.
Then they'll still have time to get in the car and drive to the finish before you get there.
Plus they will get to see a lot of pain and carnage.
Not a lot of parking space up there.
True. Though I think you could line some cars on the side of the road on the way to Luke Lea. It's also a long drive in the park around to that point, and maybe not so easy to find if you're not familiar with the course.
This is not too far from the Stone Gates, no? Or is that road only one-way around the park?
We'll figure it out.
50,000 Miles Later
It's only one way around, but I won't tell the RD if you drive the half-mile or so to the top of the hill the wrong way...