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New Orleans Rock n Roll Half Marathon Relay 2/2/14

Sunday, February 02, 2014

I loved New Orleans and loved this race!

I got up at 6 am and got ready for the race, walked from the hotel to the race, and got there in time to walk into my corral and take off! The weather was misty and the temperature was perfect!

The one glitch in the race was my new Gymboss! I hadn't used it before and didn't have my glasses so had to guess how to start it and guessed wrong and messed up the settings so badly I couldn't use it. I pulled out my iPhone and used it to run my 30:30 then noticed 4 "youngsters" ahead of me that seemed to be doing the JG method. They said they were doing a 4:1. Wow! I'd never ran a 4:1 but thought I'd try because it was sort of annoying to try and watch my phone. I kept up with them for the first 4 miles then couldn't keep running that long without a walk break. Next I met a couple of nice ladies who were doing a 1:1 so I ran with them to the relay transit station.

Any way, as a result of the first 4 miles, I think that today's race might be my best pace ever including 5Ks.

I thought I was running 7.5 miles but it turned out to be 8.

The scenery was beautiful and the meal at Oceana afterwards was the best ever!

I loved this race and highly recommend it! It was the perfect ending to celebrating my 66th birthday week!
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