On my seemingly never ending quest to reach Sun status in Half Fanatics in the shortest amount of time possible, I'm entering into my third straight weekend of "racing." I put that in quotes because I use the term very liberally...what I do is more just "participating" rather than "racing" because I do know that I'll very rarely have a podium moment! lol! Anyway, today's race is in Plainview, TX about 2 hours from where I live. This is going to be the very first half marathon ever in this town. They had the 10K and 5K last year, but we're the test subjects for the half. I did manage to drive the course on Tuesday since I had to come through town to get home from Wichita Falls and apparently the directions on the website were wrong because: 1) The directions didn't correspond to the map provided in some places and 2) I got lost multiple times following the directions but realizing that I was off course after looking at the tiny course map on my phone. Thankfully the course is primarily flat with one long, low-ish overpass that we have to go over twice. The roads are in varying amount of upkeep with a short distances being on older brick streets or packed gravel roadway. I was a little perturbed on Tuesday when I noted all the potholes on two specific sections of the course, but thankfully by race day the majority of those were filled.
|Teresa & I |
(in my ever fashionable garbage bag)
waiting for the race to start.
|And we're off!|
What I liked about this race: Mostly flat, weather was cool and mostly comfortable.
Would I do this race again? Maybe. But it's not one of the "must repeat" races.