Training on the Race Course

On Sunday – 10 of us did a training run on the marathon course. We met at Garden Spot Village and then dropped cars off at the end of the 3 sections that we had people planning to run. The groups for each section started together and I gave everyone a highlighted map of their route and encouraged them to each do what they could and not worry if they are faster or slower than the others in their group and Lord knows, I’m the slowest, so they don’t have to worry about being last 🙂 So everyone’s finishing time was different – no one got lost, though one of us (won’t mention names) did a short detour down one country road before realizing that she was going wrong. She turned around and still finished her section in good time!

When I first started this, I assumed that it would take me about an hour and a half to do the 4.6 miles – Sunday I did it in 1 hour and 6 minutes – so I’m happy!! Now I’m hoping to be able to do it on race day in an hour.

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