Today my spouse, two daughters, and my son-in-law and me participated in The Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon and 5k which was held at Hampton Beach New Hampshire. We all ran the 5k only.
Prior to the event, the race directors asked runners to arrive at the start area parking lot between 6:00-6:30am to avoid traffic and street detours. We all arrived at the beach bright and early and found a parking space with ease. Then came the two hours to prepare before race time. The half marathon started at 8:05am and the 5K started at 8:40am.
We all hung out, had some breakfast in the car, used the bathrooms, and just enjoyed the morning. Picking up our packet was easy too; the expo was under tents along the beach. The weather was very breezy and cold due to the remnants of the hurricane Ian.
Around 8:00am, we headed to the start line to cheer on the Half Marathoners, and then it was our turn to run the 5k. We lined up in our corral by ability and then we were off.
The course was basically two loops covering the streets of Ocean Boulevard and 1A. As I ran, I enjoyed the views of the Atlantic Ocean. It was a nice 3-mile flat run.
After the finish, we all head on over to the Rockfest after-party beer garden for drinks and snacks.
Great morning ……………………………
Update on my progress with the Dopey Challenge (5k ,10k, Half Marathon, Full marathon weekend 48.6 miles ) The Mileage is increasing!!!!!
Wednesday ….5.5 miles.
Thursday 15 miles. This long run went well. My body is responding very well to the workload. I am following the Jeff Galloway Dopey Training Marathon plan. This long run was done 60 seconds per mile slower than my goal marathon pace to reduce wear and tear on my body. My fueling also seems to be working for me. My go to energy snack is Strawberry Twizzlers. I ate a Twizzler every other mile starting from mile 2 until mile 14.
Friday Barbell Strength
Sunday Smuttynose 5k