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Hey all! I did something a little different this week, that maybe I’ll take on for all my race recaps depending how it goes.
1) I waited until the day of the half-marathon to record–which totally gave me anxiety..but I wanted my recap to be as authentic and as fresh to my memory as humanly possible. That said I still missed a few parts I wanted to mention–so if there are a few shitty jump cuts, sorry. I’m sure I’ll think of more cool shit I missed and have to touch on it next week.
2) I breezed past a specific product mention today since we’re recapping a race. That will be back in the original format next week.
So, the On The Run Half Marathon in Old Orchard Beach, ME!
A small race in it’s 2nd year in this seasonal town, with a pretty sweet pre-race food set-up of bagels, donuts, chocolate milk, coffee, water, bananas–I was pretty impressed. But…the start line wasn’t at the site of registration and bib pick-up? Okay-sure.
There were a few cons, for sure, if I had to pick out a few things–the start line thing, not a ton of communication before the race via email or social media, the finish line had cars coming in and out of the area which seemed like an oversight. Also, the finish line pictures cease after like 2:12ish. Really??? That was a bummer.
But all-in-all, easy to get to, flat (except for one minor uphill-which I’m barely complaining about, haha), good food set-up before and after, had a place to hang to stay warm (more important for family and friends if it had been particularly shitty out. AND—FREE PHOTOS. I mean, it took some communicating online to find them, but I did, and easily the most from any race. Yeah, the finish line pictures weren’t there for me–but oh, well.
See if you can find me in the starting photos….
Mile 13-finally focused and haulin’ that sweet ass…
TO A FUCKING PR! 2:18!!! YES!! After 2 kids, I beat my pre-preggo time of 2:25 back in 2013… 6 months post-partum. I will fucking take that everyday–I don’t even need water, it goes down that easily.
Again, listen to the episode for a better run down, these are the Cliff’s Notes version.
Don’t forget, ya’ll–our runner sister, Lindsey is doing the Out of the Darkness Overnight walk in June and is BUSTING ASS trying to raise money. If you can, please head over to her page and donate to this very important cause.
….and of course, my favorite long run pre-race fuel…Hee Bee Geebs Granola! Email HeeBeeGeebs now for $1 off per bag when you mention the Bad Case of the Runs podcast!
Thank you guys who sent me EVEN more songs this week. Keep sending them! I have stickers–and I’ll pop one in the mail if you do! Who doesn’t want one of these!?
This week, however, mama is being a little selfish and throwing on an OLDIE, and absolute personal favorite for your running playlist:
Annnnnd because the acoustic version is so good, there you go:
Let me know what you thought about my race-recap episode, and other musings if you’ve got them:
Fuck it-I’m going running.