I feel like my workouts for the most part have been on point. Can always be better but getting workouts in is a top priority with me and I've been getting in a decent amount of trail time.
Last Friday while work was super slow I may of been scrolling through FB when I happened to see a post from Run 816 that they were giving away 3 entries into the Kansas City Marathon on Saturday. Um yes please! I just happened to be free the next morning so I was pumped that I got one of the entries. I needed a nice supported long run.
I was up at 5 Saturday morning and out the door by 5:30. Gretchen gets points for being so agreeable with me getting her up early to drop her at her dads. The thing I hate about large races is finding parking and making your way to the start line. Lucky for me I know the race area well. I parked across the street from Union Station(where I work) only a block from the start line. I went into Union Station for the bathroom so I could avoid the pot o potties and lines for them before the race.
I did however carry my phone in my hand for the entire race. I needed to stop for a pic at mile 4 and a halfish with the owners of Run816. They are the nicest and know running shoes, go see them the next time you need a pair.
Mile 7ish this guy just pulled out from his house and drove down the street honking at the runners to get out of his way. The roads are closed to drivers during the race but I kinda side with this guy. I work at Union Station and there are a some what absurd amount of races that the roads get closed down for, trying to get to work on a Saturday morning can be a huge pain in the butt.
I felt pretty good the whole race. Even towards the end I was still feeling into running. My feet hurt a little, I'm guessing due to the race being all on pavement. I finished in 3:46:40 which turns out is a PR for me. My previous PR was the 2011 KC Marathon with a time of 3:47:27. It was 11 months after Gretchen was born so I trained for that one.