This past weekend I was in Boston! I had a great time with my family and friends, and ran Half Marathon #21. It was the Frosty Half, put on by Colonial Road Runners, my east coast running club.
This was a small race, about 225 runners. My sister and Dad were volunteering. We got to the high school about 7:15 and waited in the cafeteria, which was great because it was cold and windy, about 30 degrees. I was able to catch up with many of my old running friends.
We started on time at 8:30. I heard that the course was not flat, but after the Seattle Half, 2 weeks ago, I wasn’t concerned. The first few miles were easy rolling hills. At each water stop and turn there were people I knew. This is always a big morale boost for me. I was pretty sure I was going to get a sub 2. I felt great and all my miles were under 9 minutes. Mile 10 had a big hill that never ended. Finish time 1:56:19, less than 30 seconds off my PR and a solid sub 2. I was super happy.
At the finish line you got your medal and they had a table with cups of water, yes I hate that, but in the gym they had bottles of water and juice. There was also a full breakfast, eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, toast, fruit, coffee, hot chocolate.
A few club members posted race photos on Facebook. This one is from Greg Buckley.
No shirt with this race, but an awesome hat and medal. I like races that have different swag. This was a well organized race. Thank you to all the volunteers and CRR.