Here is my history with this race:
2007: bailed, due to shin splints after pregnancy #2
2006: 48:something?? (results currently unavailable)
The kids and I went to the Kohl Center on Friday to pick up my bib and race t-shirt. There was no chip this year, as it was attached to your bib. How cool is that?! The race is always well organized and the expected over 18,000 runners this year!!
The forecast was 60% chance of rain today with thunderstorms this afternoon. I ended up leaving my dedicated family at home this morning (since they waiting for me in the pouring rain last year). And, I headed to downtown Madison in the Marathon Mommy Minivan.
I parked at the Monona Terrace, just a block or so away from the start of the race. Most people park near the finish and shuttle or walk/run to the start line. So the ramp was pretty empty and there were plenty of warm, clean restrooms for me before I headed to the start line. I snapped a few pre-race photos in the minivan.
Finishing Chip time:
8K (4.97 miles) 40:25 2,951 / approximately 20,450
WOOO HOOO!! Crushed my previous PR for the 8K race!!
Linda from Mom Running from Cancer -
walked 2 mile route, due to her foot injury :-(
Chelsea from Early Runner -
38:59 (who was hoping that the chip time would be sub-39!!)
(approximately 2 miles).
7 miles for the morning ..........
Smiling with pure joy that the rain held off and the weather
actually seemed to be perfect for running (though gloomy).