I was signed up to do the full marathon, however, with what was going on around me, I wasn’t able to train as much as I should have. Up to the last minute, I was still debating if I should listen to my head and do a stupid thing and run the full, or listen to my body and downgrade as a couple of components were tempting me – the perfect cloudy and cool weather, the energy my body was giving out at the 12K mark, and some running buddies who I saw along the course on their way to completing the whole thing.
Listening to my body wasn’t an easy decision, however, I am glad I did what I had to do lest I sustain an injury that will keep me from running further ahead.
Course: The start and end was a little different from last year’s and almost everything else the same in between. What I found was I didn’t notice a lot of hills but that may also have something to do with my mind preoccupied with my personal debate. I find running down Seattle’s downtown, industrial, and residential area were enjoyable as it let me tour the city and get myself more familiar with the place.
Medal: Not my personal favorite among my RnR medals – and it should have been a green one…
Gear: Same good material, and good blue turquoise colour, however, I’m not too impressed with the graphic. This one is for my modification pile.
Spectators: Less cheerers and motivators this time around, most likely due to the weather.
Course Entertainment: Not a lot along the route, however, enjoyed most of them, featuring some alternative band, about 2 bands doing covers, and drum beaters which is probably my favourite.
Expo: A little quieter that most RnR expos I’ve been to even with lots of activities thanks to Brooks Run Happy Island. Generous giveaways and samples and package pick-up was a breeze.
Total distance: 21.1K/ 13.1M
Official time: 2:27
Next up: Rock N Roll Vancouver Half Marathon, 23 October 2016