I was so. pumped. about the course for this race. I have always wanted to run a race near the ocean, but of course those are hard to come by in the midwest! Even though the half didn't start until 10:15am (!!), we still had to get up bright and early to drive from Boston to the beautiful town of Rockport, Massachusetts in time for packet pickup. Don't worry, there was a car nap and some reading time involved post pickup!
Although it was the most beautiful course I've raced on, it was probably also the toughest! Let's check out that elevation profile again:
|Check out that climb to the finish!!|
Michelle was having a tough running day, so we walked together a lot in the last couple miles. Not every race is about a PR; some are just about finishing and sticking with your friend that you know would stick with you if you were struggling! By the end, the sun had come out in full force making it extra tough--thank goodness for sea breezes and beautiful views!
|I may be smiling, but I'm really thinking, "You mean I have to run DOUBLE this distance soon??"|
What is the most beautiful race course you've ever run?