Monday, December 17, 2012
My 26 mile training run turned into a 26.2 with bling! When I was told Mount Dora has hills I said "They are not that bad". I was wrong. The "mount" is short for mountain! Hills, heat, humidity was conquered yesterday, December 16, 2012.
Not sure I'll attempt this next year because there is no trail along water so we run on street, many times on that narrow bike path, no sidewalks for the most part, cars riding fast just inches from you, poor course support, many volunteers were manning areas by themselves and many of those were on their cell phones, ran out of finish line water, cotton T-shirt instead of tech shirt - but it was their inaugural if that helps.
Pros were close to home so only one trip to the race was needed. There was no expo, nicer medal than I expected, no cut-off time even after the course closed.
Now I'm a multimarathoner!