Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sugar and Spice Inaugural half Marathon
The Sugar and Spice half marathon had all the makings of a great event. I very enthusiastic race director, way cool swag that included a long sleeve tech shirt, a nice bag, a ear warmer head band, a sports bottle, chapstick and a koozie. There was 350 women registered and the weather was perfect, about 45 degrees at race start. However, it goes down as my worst race and here is why: There was a turn before mile 2 that wasn't marked clearly and many missed this turn. No one was at the turn directing traffic off the main road we were running down, which means I ran .8 miles more than the 13.1. Every time I ran up to a mile marker I knew the race was off on distance. This was very fustrating as I knew it blew any chance of a PR and my rank in my age group is off as I can't tell how many missed the turn and how many didn't. On a personal note, I had some pain in my tendon on the outside of my right knee that was making running hard very difficult. I was really exhausted going into the event and with the pain, and the fustration of the poorly marked course, I was mad the entire time I ran. I am scheduled to run this course again on my birthday, April 7th and I hope the course is corrected at that time. I hope to do better, though the chances of the temps being warmer are significant which warmer temps equals slower running times for me. I am scheduled to run the Sugarland half marathon on March 3rd, so I hope I can redeem myself and have a better race there.