October 9, 2011
Linda and I were up at 6 a.m. for a 7:30 a.m. start only 2 blocks away from our hotel, which for anyone else would have been plenty of time, but of course we were very nearly late. Par for the course when we are together.
The half-marathon course was a beautiful one. There were a lot of gradual hills where I found myself breezing by people on account of all the steep uphill training I do at home. In some of the neighborhoods people went all out in support of the race. One family had “Chariots of Fire” playing on a loop and another guy had a table ready with homemade stout. Though I’d been nervous being that it was my first race since being injured in a dog attack a little over 2 years before, but I still beat my previous time by 9 minutes.