It's been a couple years since my last one, I was happy to see that the course had changed. The last time I did it, I had to take a shuttle to the start. I hate taking shuttles, my favorite races are when the expo, start and finish line are all within 1 mile of my hotel. That's how Austin is now. I was a very happy camper.
My streak of doing marathons in good weather is still intact. When I arrived on Saturday, the weather was gloomy with intermittent downpours. Here's a view from my hotel around 4pm..
|Go away rain!|
I enjoyed the route too. There was none of the dreaded "out and backs". The hills kind of kicked my ass but it's good training for the 50 miler. I can't believe it's only 2 months away.
|another shiny medal|