:: Run for Water 2014::

I’ve done this race enough times that I don’t know how many times I’ve done it.  I took the last few years off because I was either doing another race or it was close to another one.  This year I’ll be head out to Boise for their 70.3 in two weeks so I thought I would get back to my home town race.

Close to the finish with my usual head down in hurt locker

Close to the finish with my usual head down in hurt locker

This race takes place almost 1 mile from my house, pretty much a no brainer in my books.  Its also my Wednesday morning run route, so I kinda know the way of the land.  Its been said to be the flatest route around, but man, that last 3 miles really makes you work.  A steady, slow uphill march.  The best think about this race is I don’t have to get up at 4 am like I do for those Vancouver races.  Mill lake is a great setting and when the weather isn’t too bad, one of the busiest places in the city.

The whole experience around the race grows earlier in the month to peaking out on race day.  They do a great job of involving the community and on the Saturday a few crazies go out and do insane amount of mileage, including a running buddy that I’ve know for a good hand full of years now.  He just decided to do all the distances in one day…the Ultra, the marathon, the half marathon, 10k and 5k.  Last year he only did the Ultra and then the marathon Sunday… Local paper did a nice write up

7th year of the race, with roughly 4-5 thousand running the different distances.  Close to 600 did the half marathon, the distance I raced trying to get into the 1:18 range.  Hit that goal, with a 4th overall, and a good mental building block going into Boise 70.3.  Boise goes June 7th with a weird noon start.  Heading out early Thursday morning and looking forward to having another chance at a better result then Florida.

Little side note:  If your looking for a Boston Q or a great fast course for the half or full, Add this to 2015. It does not disappoint. The shirt designs are always good.  You see them all over the course and if you head to their webpage you”ll see why. It’s got to be the best event sites around, clean and simple, not to mention the huge fundraising they do for a great cause. It has a 5k, 10k half marry, full marry.

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Thanks to Every Man Jack and  Tri Geeks for keeping me clean, fueled and the help carrying me on with my season. Gotta do a muscle milk plug too, hit the bike for a two hours after and felt pretty dam good.

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