The Blue Ridge Half Marathon - April 21, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
I am still waiting on my pictures from BrightRoom.com, but I just wanted to let everyone know that I survived my first-ever half marathon. Oddly enough I chose one that was billed as "the toughest road race in America!"
And, that it was, but this Duck held a steady walking pace throughout and finished in 3 hours 16 minutes (chip time).
The course for the half included climbing Mill Mountain to the Roanoke star in the first 4 miles from the gun. But, to add to the pain ... Roanoke, VA is a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains and after coming down off that mountain, we were met by numerous steep hills and bridges.
I can only imagine what the full was like, because it included not only Mill Mountain, but also both Roanoke & Peakwood mountains!
Crazy ... huh? Well, crazier is that I am contemplating doing the full next year!