26 Jan '15, 10am

The half marathon didn't happen but a solid 16 miler "race" was a good replacement: #runchat #bo…

The half marathon didn't happen but a solid 16 miler "race" was a good replacement: #runchat #bo…

I knew that signing up for a January race was a little risky, and sure enough, the snow piled up Saturday morning and prevented me from making it into Brooklyn in time for the race. So I joined a local “race” on Sunday instead. It was a casual event. Basically, a group of nearly 50 runners ran from point A to point B together with a mid-point stop for those only going half way. No timing chips or anything official. The entire course was over 30 miles long, so I opted for the half way option (just about 16 miles). The weather was perfect (30 degrees at the start) and I met and chatted with some new running friends, including two other moms who are training for April marathons (one training for Boston as well.) Although we kept a decent pace, we were some of the slowest folks and many were going on to run the full 50k. This was one hardcore group! I think the group was just ...

Full article: http://www.mommyrunfast.com/the-half-marathon-that-wasnt/

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