Saturday, May 17, 2008

Maple Grove Half Marathon

It's been obvious to a lot of people that I overdo my working out. I know that because they're very blunt with me (Note to women: I do NOT pick up on hints. Not in any form. If you drop a hint and get ticked off that I don't pick it up, I don't care. I'm telling you right now. Don't do it.) It is now obvious to me that I overdo it.

Today was the first ever Maple Grove Half Marathon. They did a good job for a first time too. There were, of course, some things that could have been handled better. But all things considered, everything was handled well. This is definitely one to keep your eye on for next year. They're already off to a great start and it can only get better from here.

As for my workout today, I'm still in no-buying-gasoline mode so I hopped on the bike at 5:00 a.m. and headed over to Maple Grove (see map below). It was... a hard ride. I had an hour and a half to make 20 miles and I did it with about 15 minutes to spare. Talk about timing. I hopped off the bike, changed clothes, got in line and headed off to start the half.

The course itself (also below) was challenging. It was very challenging. Check out the elevation map to see what I mean. This course would have been tough even if I didn't bike there. My quds were tight and my calves were impossibly sore and hurting so I gave up running for time and decided to run for fun. This is of course entirely my fault since I ran a marathon last weekend, had a hard week of training, and biked to the event.

Enjoy the course. I'm heading for bed. It's been a long day and the one thing I need right now is some sleep. A massage wouldn't be all that bad either though.


Kate said...

ok, I'm not going to be subtle here. Woo-hoo on the no gasoline policy. I'm going to get fitted for a bicycle asap for the same reason. $4.00 a gallon is lunacy!

mary said...

I googled the maple grove half marathon and your blog came up. It's nice to know someone else thought it was hilly and challenging! I was thinking that maybe my training wasn't as good as I had thought. BTW, how did you get a digital copy of your race photo?

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