Alright, on to the race review.
This was my 9th half marathon, and my 2nd Iron Horse. This course now holds my fastest (2:25:25) and slowest (2:44:44) half times. It is a very well organized race and in beautiful Midway, KY.
I got up really early Sunday morning, and you see from the look on my face, I wasn't really feeling it. Oh well, I went anyway.
Midway is quite hilly, and the race consists of two out-and-back runs, starting and finishing in same place. It passes by lots of horse farms and is quite scenic.
I've always enjoyed running in Midway, but it has been a long time. I definitely need to come out here more often.
The race started right at 8:00 am and we were off. It was cold at the start, but warmed up quickly once the sun came out.
I found myself really enjoying the scenery and the miles flew by quickly even though I had to pee (not enough porta-potties at all and the ones they had were way too far apart).
I walked up several of the hills and ran when I could. By the time I got to mile 11, I couldn't wait to be done. I couldn't get to the finish line fast enough. Why? Cause I couldn't wait to see my bestie waiting for me.
(On a side note, this little guy just turned 5!! I can't believe it!)
The Iron Horse always has really neat medals and this year was no exception!
So, the moral of the story is I started and I finished. That's enough for now. Progress will come. I will improve.
Enjoy your week friends!