Race Day -1
The husband and I decided to head up to Amarillo the day prior to the race due to the time change (we lose an hour crossing the border...8 miles away) and the early 7am start time. We spent the day having a late lunch at Red Robin then watching The Avengers (I was kinda disappointed...I expected more from the movie). We both turned in a bit early at around 9pm since I had to get up early for the race. I had planned to wake up at 5:30am so we could hit breakfast at 6am but somehow he didn't understand what I said (who am I kidding...he probably didn't have his hearing aids in) and set his alarm to 4:30am.
As we lined up for the start, I took my traditional towards the back position. When the horn went off so did the runners. It wasn't until about 2/10ths of a mile in that I realized that I had forgotten to set my MotoACTV GPS for a time/distance goal, so there I am slowing to a quick walk waiting for the GPS to hook up in and amongst the few tall building in Amarillo so that I could start running again.
|A house in the one of the older Amarillo neighborhoods.|
|Blurry pic of route under I-40.|
|"Oh crap...a hill!" |
One of the few hills in Amarillo.
|Dammit! That finish line is still THAT far away??|
What I liked about this race: Extremely close to home (1½ hours...just slightly over) and I love coming up to Amarillo. The course is nice and not too flat or hilly.
What I didn't like about this race: Nothing really. It was well organized over all.
Would I do this race again? In a heartbeat! Especially since it's close to home!