Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mill Creek Distance Classic Half Marathon

      I decide to go try the Mill Creek Half Marathon, even though I had be warned that it had 19 hills.

     The race was held 99 percent in a city park.  At one point you left to the park and crossed a bridge with traffic on one side.  It was very pretty and I tried to get someone photos as I was running.
     I did not sleep well the night before and awoke at 4am to drive to Ohio.  Sara was sick with a cold, so I made the trip alone.  It was a little quicker than I thought since there were no cars on the road yet. 
     The course was difficult.  The first mile was downhill and the last mile was back up that hill.  I struggled with the all but the first 2 hills and tried to make up time with the downhills and flats.   
     A good race put on by the Youngstown Road Runners.  Plenty of water stops and 400+ runners.  Free pasta meal at a local restaurant.  I was not able to attend, but anyone loves free food.
     Finished with a time of 1:54:10.   Not bad since I planned for a time over 2 hours.   The next race is the full marathon on St. Patrick's Day.  

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