Marathon Morning!

Left my Narragansett B&B before 6am, crossed RI’s scenic Jamestown-Verrazano bridge into Newport, then 20 minutes to Second Beach in Middletown to catch the marathon Start Line bus.

Wilted 2 weeks ago in 90 degree Nebraska heat.  This day I shivered in short sleeves – morning temp, a chilly 39°.  Gonna start packing a variety of clothes during the season change – lesson learned.  That said, LOVE running in cool weather – not a hot weather person, don’t think that’s ever gonna change.

Waved at the race drone hovering overhead, then ran alongside ocean the first few miles.  Whatta view!  Felt really good early on – kept pace with the 3:45 race pack thru mile 15.  There I grabbed water & my race pack posse was gone.

Kept pace to mile 17 where I saw my CT bestie Dawn at the Sachuest Nat’l Wildlife Refuge.  Haven’t seen Dawn since last September in Iceland.  Bestest mile 17 pick-me-up ever!

Hills started at mile 18 and didn’t let up ‘til mile 24.  Yep, even oceanside marathons have hills – LOL>

Shuffle-ran to the Finish – ugly form but whatta 180 turnaround from Nebraska.

 

383   K R Haga   4:17:22  LOUISVILLE CO

 

He’s baaaaack – 12 marathons in the bag, 38 states (& 6 continents) to go!

[Slipped in my continent stat – a man can dream, right? 🙂 ]

 

Spent an hour at Point Judith soaking in sun & ocean breezes at my favourite lighthouse.

Ended Rhode Island, dining waterside at MatuNuck Oyster Bar in Wakefield.  Seared scallops & risotto – YUM!  Last fine dined with Stephen & Dawn in Akureyri, Iceland.  Warning World: these 2 set the bar high!

Completely-over-the-top race weekend – good food & even better friends.  2014 top 5 memory.

 

 

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