Sunday, May 6, 2012

Indy 500 Mini-Marathon Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member ......

Indy 500 Festival Mini Marathon Race Report by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member George Pugh(George is scheduled to finish his 50 States Challenge (plus DC) with Fifty States HALF Marathon Club in Alaska this June!!!)

5/5/2012 Hot, hot, hot at the Indy 500 Mini-Marathon in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cinco de Mayo brought about a 70 degree start at 7:30, a twenty minute walk to the start line from Corral "P", and a wind-less downtown run that left me being smoked physically by Mile 2. I was determined to complete this half marathon, but knew in my early drenched condition, walking a lot was going to be the only way I'd make it. All that being said, everything I came to Indianapolis for came to fruition when around the 10K mark, we approached and then entered the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, wound our way to the actual track surface, and continued for one lap around the track including a brief stop at the brick finish line (I didn't kiss it like many people did, but I did reach down and touch it). After that thrill, it was another 5-mile walk-run struggle to get to the finish at 2:41:59. I highly recommend running this well managed race, if for no other reason than to run on the Indy 500 racetrack!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Carmel Half Marathon 2012 Race Review

Carmel Half Marathon Race Review by Fifty States HALF Marathon Club member Chad Dudley

Just finished the Carmel Marathon Championship Weekend Half and just missed my PR by 21 seconds at 1:54:39. Overall a great race and not many hills so made for a fast course. Note to self always make sure your gps watch is on and has a signal before you cross the start line, this cost me over a min and a PR, but that is my fault and not the watch. Stupid mistakes cost runners time and this one for sure cost me. I really enjoy the route and for it's second year the volunteers did a great job. Water stations could have been a few more of them but other than that the route was blocked off very well by local law enforcement and even some National Guard Soldiers (Thanks very much to them as a Soldier myself it was great seeing them out there). I would like to see the Corals done a little better too as it was very congested at the start of the race. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who wants a fairly flat course and needs IN as a 50 Stater!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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