On May 30, I completed my 11th marathon, the Jordan River Marathon. This race was a big deal, because it was Jamie's last race to qualify for the Marathon Maniacs (which she did, in spectacular style, with cookies and everything).
Remember how the Ogden Marathon was so cold and wet? Well, this one was just the opposite. It was so hot for this race. By the first aid station, I was already pouring water over my head and dreading mid-day's arrival.
|It may have been warm, but what a sunrise!|
|Not the worst place to be running.|
|Commiserating with Jamie about the heat and having to go around again before I could be done.|
|FINALLY coming into the finish.|
|Sassy, classy marathon ladies.|
We got there with plenty of time to get marked and set up in the transition area. The lake looked nice and calm, but the dark clouds were ominous.
|Getting ready to get in the water. Whee!|
|Swim! Swim for your life!|
|So happy to be done with the 1500 meter swim.|
|We switched the ankle timer and Jason took off!|
I got all prepped and ready to run when Jason got back from the bike portion. The ride was supposed to be 26 miles, but his Garmin only showed close to 20... He followed the route perfectly and didn't miss any turns, so we don't quite know how it was so far off.
|And he's back, time to switch the ankle timer and run!|
|Starting the first lap of the run.|
|Finishing and happy to be done with another hot run.|
|Swim! Bike! Run!|
And lastly, yesterday, I completed my 65th half marathon, the Utah Valley half. I had done this one last year and enjoyed it, so why not again? It was a good last longish run before my 50 mile race next weekend. The best part of the race itself was the Boy Scout aid station. Those boy scouts put out quite a spread! There was a whole dutch oven meal if you wanted it. Since I've been training my body to eat during long runs, I've been getting so hungry during races. I was more than happy to grab up some dutch oven potatoes with bacon to help fuel me through the rest of the race.
I was also excited to meet two of my Daily Mile friends in real life, Jill and Wade. It's been so fun to meet more and more running friends through racing. We all had a good time yesterday and are looking forward to hanging out at more events.
|I like running. Running is my favorite.|
|Their slogan is 100% correct.|
Until then, happy running!