I have decided with my blog, I will give a light overview of my performance, to include results; however, I am not going to bore you with pre-race meals, descriptions of my attire and what I did to recover. Instead, I would like to provide some tips on preparation and an overview of the races I participate in so you can make the choice whether to run them and if running is for you. No pressure!
Geist is always awesome! Mr. Tom Britt is a top-notch fella and runners can always expect great swag, amazing volunteer excitement and views unlike any other.
After a bit of a late start, for good reason, we were off and running in my 6th Geist Half Marathon. The course changed this year; however, the experience did not! Organizers and volunteers were a their best on a chilly, beautiful morning around the reservoir. The first half of the race went quick. It seemed mostly downhill, and the second half of the race proved my theory with proof. The last three miles are extremely tough. Conquering this course and crossing the finish is a definite accomplishment, as runners are rewarded with goodies, medals and cheers. Awesome as usual Geist Half team. Thanks again!
Aside from my hometown race, the Kentucky Derby Mini Marathon, Geist has a fond place in my heart. I am alway treated well up there.
Here are my results:
37th overall place of approximately 1506 participants
Overall time 1:32:09, pace 6:58/mi
36th in gender and 5th in age division
Pretty darn good for such a beautiful yet tough course.
Geist is one of the top three races I have participated in the Midwest. Aside from the race, the area is beautiful with nice places to stay, eat, shop and enjoy. Come for the experience of the Geist Half Marathon and stay a few days for the warm hospitality and scenery Fishers and the Great Indianapolis area offers.
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