Sunday, October 16, 2011
Earlier today I ran the Columbus half marathon. If you are close to that event, do yourself a favor and run it - or run the full. It is very well organized from start to finish. The EXPO tend to be a little crowded, but it is only an issue I assume if you are hanging out there.
The route (half) was lined with spectators and music. It was great. The weather both last year and this year was great. This year was the fifth year in a row it was sold out.
I had a mixed run. I did very well for the first 5ish miles - 9 min mile average. But for reasons I am not sure - I had some abdominal pain which seem to recur every time I ran - and kind of subside when ever I walked. I had some nausea. So it there was a lot of walking involved.
Getting to the finish line - I was OK, but I couldn't find the person I carpooled with - however, after an hour he was there. I was cold to the bone.
During the run I saw and greeted by a spark friend (Billalex70) and later I ran into Anne who was in a better shape than me. I had talked with her on the way down, but did not know she was running the full.
I got my ride back to the hotel and took a nice long shower and headed towards home. I was going to meet up with Anne but did not feel good - and I think that was a good decision. I am now lounging at home.
Although you may not sense an enthusiasm as in other race reports you read - I did have a great time. I think I have a different writing style than others (sorry).
when is the C'bus marathon - third weekend of October. I may have to switch between Detroit and Columbus. I like both - but unfortunately they are on the same day.