Saturday, September 17, 2011

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Kate was running the MDI Half Marathon this morning and I wondered a bit what would work out well for my own run for the day. Then a few days ago Blaine and Gary came up with a brilliant idea of running the course in the reverse direction, starting about an hour ahead of the race so we could see significant others and friends along the course as they ran and catch them at the finish as well.

The run was great and I enjoyed the company. It was great to get to know Gary better and he's a really entertaining guy with a lot of positive energy. He had some great stories to tell which made for a fun run.

We began to see the front pack runners as they were about three miles into the run and after a while we saw Mary, Erin, Christine and Kate, all looking great and having fun despite going up a pretty tough climb (while we were subsequently enjoying the downhill).

We soon finished, changed and cheered for the runners as they finished. Kate ended up rocking the race, coming in at 2:21 and crushing her old PR by 21 minutes! Super proud of her! Here's a pic of her shortly after the finish:

Aren't I a lucky guy?

Ran 13.2 miles @ 7:54/mile pace. 
Paved roads and carriage trails. 
Very hilly. 
Lower to upper 40s, sunny. 
Saucony Kinvara, shorts, long sleeved shirt, short sleeved shirt, cap, handheld bottle (water). 


Sparkplug said...

I love that photo of Kate! And sounds like you had a fun run too. Nice!

Grellan said...

Great idea for a run Jamie, sounds very enjoyable and well done to Kate.