Race: Twin Cities Marathon
Pre-race beer at Great Waters. These wonderful people gave runners $2.50 beers all weekend.
On the walk back to the hotel, we passed the Mary Tyler Moore stature. This is the street corner in Minneapolis that MTM tossed her hat in the air to "You're going to make it after all". MTM was one of my favorite shows as a kid.
My new Hokas! So far I love them!
Mark and I are ready to run! I'm always excited at the start and this race was no different. My endurance is still strong from all the Ironman training, but my speed has suffered. I wasn't expecting to run fast, I was only expecting to have fun. The weather was perfect and the course was very scenic. The race starts near downtown Minneapolis at the Vikings stadium and heads toward a few lakes outside of town. The entire route had wonderful crowd support, I can't remember any portion without cheering spectators. The course was also flat and the autumn leaves provided a scenic backdrop. The only difficult part of the course was negotiate the crowds of runners. The streets were narrow and I often found myself bumping into other runners. It was also a bit difficult to stay with Mark at times.