Presque Isle Half Marathon

So when idle hands and a boring month of ‘research’ meet, a race is bound to happen sooner or later.  My parents and sister (and a friend of my mom’s) signed up to do the Presque Isle Half Marathon (not to be confused with the Erie Marathon and Half Marathon at Presque Isle in September)  When I checked out the race, it was all of $35 and only 90 miles away.  After running the Friday Night Lights 5K in Mentor, OH on Friday, I hitched a ride with my dad to Erie yesterday.  Hey, why spend gas money and drive when a parent is driving past your exit on the highway to the race anyways?

Dad and I got to the hotel where my mom, sister and our friend CC were already checked in (they got in Friday).  Mom had already picked up bibs and our souvenir race blanket so dad headed out for a bike ride while I shopped the tent sale at Dick’s Sporting Goods next to the hotel.  The rest of the day consisted of church, dinner at a BYOB italian restaurant (where the waitress poured me wine and proceeded to say, not sure you’re old enough but I gave you some anyway), Whippy Dip Ice Cream and late night mansion visiting.

This morning, up and at em bright and early (5:30 AM early).  Us runners headed over around 6 with the bike marshals (dad and CC) behind us.  We parked and were lined up ready to go.  The race set off and off we went.  Same course as the race I ran last Sept on Presque Isle.  The first 2 miles were great and then I had to make a bathroom pit stop.  A few miles later (mile 5 ish), I ran into my sister and then broke off when I made a pit stop at mile 6.  My legs were shot and exhausted 6 miles in.  I’m thinking Cross Fit isn’t the best idea for me and I’m not a huge fan.  I ended up just running to finish and enjoyed the last 7 miles of the course.  I finished in 2:21:28.  I’m on a string of sub awesome half marathons, which is a huge bummer.  I’m looking for a break to get back into my sub 2:10 ways and I’m thinking Cross Fit is out the window.  Suggestions?

We headed back to the hotel and took the million dollar shower.  We hung out as 5 of us total needed showers before checking out and heading to lunch at The Sloppy Duck (awesome restaurant names, huh?).  From there, my dad drove me back to my apartment and the rest of the fam headed home.  To make myself feel better, I’m enjoying some Greek food from a Grecian festival at a local church (not so local for me but still).  When the priest tells you that the pastries are calorie free, one weekend only, you listen right?

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About drrunner
8 time marathoner, 65 ish time 1/2 marathoner with a bucket list item to hit all 50 states. BibRave Pro, Doctor and a mix of insanity

One Response to Presque Isle Half Marathon

  1. If the priest says so, it must be true.

    So awesome that your family runs too.

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