Peggy's Blog: The Race in the Rearview Mirror
Well, it’s done. The Louisville Sports Commission half marathon has been run and is over for another year. I am again amazed at the amount of planning and coordination an event like this must take: securing permits, having police presence, blocking roads, recruiting volunteers, setting up the finish and start line areas and many, many other tasks. The LSC team did a wonderful job of pulling it all together—congratulations to you! I also want to acknowledge the many volunteers who handed out water at the aid stations. It is one thing for a runner to commit to running 13.1 miles, knowing that the weather might be less than ideal. It is another thing to stand still in the cold and rain for several hours to benefit people who may or may not thank you, without any compensation. The volunteers were AWESOME!
I had a decent run and I was two minutes faster (by chip) than what I had anticipated I would finish, understanding that I am very slow. I was 15 minutes slower this year than last year, which is what I thought would occur given my recent medical history and the loss of 5 months training time at the beginning of the year. I had a good run overall though I will say that I could have done without the rain. Running in the cold is not a problem for me, and running in the rain is not a problem for me. Running in a cold rain is, well, less than desirable. I am happy that the rain held off at the start of the race!
So, it is onto other races and training opportunities! Until next November, happy running and racing to all of you and thank you, LSC, for the fantabulous half marathon experience this year!