Fort Lauderdale A1A  Half Marathon recap and 8 weeks until The Boston Marathon Race Day!

 

Sunday, I ran the Fort Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon.   It was a beautiful gorgeous   morning.  I had a fantastic time running along the ocean and I love seeing the results of the Jeff Galloway coaching program.  My long run endurance is increasing and my performance fitness has improved.  I am so happy about this. 🙂 Yeah!

The Expo

My spouse Ed and I went to the expo on Saturday morning. It was at the Broward County Convention Center. We picked up my packet and then walked around checking out all the vender booths.   The rest of the day was spent relaxing at home followed by an early dinner.

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Race Day

 

The race started at 6:00am.

The start line was close to the Museum of Science and Discovery in Fort Lauderdale.

The temperature during the race was high 60’s – low 70’s. Too warm for most runners, however, I actually like the warmer weather, easier on my respiratory system.

The course travelled down Las Olas Blvd towards the ocean coastline, along the ocean, through a nature park (Birch Park) and then   back to the coastline towards the finish line.
The course was mostly flat.

There were many gorgeous views of the sunrise…… from the intra-coastal bridge approaching the ocean…. and along the ocean front.

Running through Birch Park was very clean and scenic.  The view of the waterway throughout the park was stunning.

I had a fun time.

Next week …Princess Half Disney

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