Tue, 22 Mar 2011

2011 March Madness Half Marathon in Cary

On Sunday the annual March Madness Half Marathon in Cary took place, which (at least informally) opens the running season in greater Chicago. Following my participation in 2005. 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009). and 2010, I kept that streak going.

Weather was pretty bad: A forecast of rain materialized with a shower at the start, another at about the halfway mark and a more solid downpour at the end, while temperature where in the lower 40s. And as I train less than I used to, I was also few just a few second slower than last year at 1:39:55 (hand-stopped) but managed to sneak in just under 100 minutes (and having taken six seconds to the starting lime, the official non-chip time has me just over that mark). All-in-all another nice half-marathon and I was appropriately sore yesterday.

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