Giant lolly pop. Nice smooth roads except for the out and back 'lump a dump road' to special needs.
NO wind for the first two hours, and it was awesome. Weather perfect for a bike ride, in the mid 60's to mid 70's got a little warm toward the end where I started using aide station water to cool off.
Riding w/ feet on shoes
Jumping off bike
Running with bike
Shoe and helmet removal
26.2 miles |
14m 41s min/mile
Band on the porch at mile 5 was awesome. It was funny to look at all the runners stretched out for a mile in front of me, and they were all running at the same cadence - to the music.
Girls station at mile 2 - still awesome
The crowd was fantastic. Later in the night as people got quieter, I started thanking them for coming out and cheering, because it really makes a difference - and they would jump up and yell and scream. Interactive cheering. It was pretty good. Best sign on the course: You think you're HOT now, wait till you hit menopause.
On the last lap in I was chatting with a lady who had one of those clapping hand thingies that you wave back and forth and it claps. Fourth time past her, and it's late. As I pass she said my hand is tired. I had to stop, turn around - hands out to the side and say your HAND is tired? Said it twice, the crowd laughed. Great spectators at IMFL!