Last Saturday, Tiffany and I ran 13 miles to prepare for the Women’s Half Marathon this Sunday. This has been longest our run on the Starkey Trail and it was good that we did. We now know we don’t like running long distances on the trail. We prefer running in our neighborhood because of the available bathrooms and convenient snack stops. Thankfully, there are water stations along the trail, but all that rehydration only makes you need to pee more and there’s a lot to be said about bathroom breaks that don’t require you to relieve yourself in palm fronds or behind a tree.
As for our run, we weren’t really pushing it and so our time wasn’t the greatest. We were conserving our energy for Sunday’s race. We’re both hoping to finish under 2 hours.
Ave Pace 12:12
As for the rest of the week, I ran on Monday and Tuesday, but my times were o.k. My calves were pretty sore from Saturday’s run, so I decided to rest the remainder of the week.
Ave Pace 9:49
Ave Pace 9:26
I’m really looking forward to race on Sunday. Much like the Race for the Cure, the course will follow along the streets of St. Pete. Although I’ve been studying over the course map, I didn’t see any bathroom stops, first aid stations, water stations or snack stops and for a moment I thought our Starkey Trail run had prepared us for this race more than we realized! Then, I found all my lovely stops on the FAQ page. Phew.
WHERE ARE THE AID STATIONS AND WHAT IS BEING SERVED?
Half Marathon Course Aid Stations:
Mile 1.75 (Water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade)
Mile 4 (Water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade)
Mile 6 (Water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade)
Mile 8.1 (GU Gel – Espresso Love, Chocolate Outrage, Vanilla Bean, Tri Berry, Stawberry Banana)
Mile 8.2 (Water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade)
Mile 10 (Water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade)
Mile 12 (Water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade)
All aid stations will also have portable toilets.
Have I mentioned how excited I am about “the ultimate race goodie bag”, my hot pink Crocs and my medal?
All Half Marathon participants will receive the ultimate goodie bag including: official Women’s Half Marathon Crocs and a reusable, recycled Kendall Kollection tote bag designed by Jacqueline Savage McFee. Also included in the bag will be additional Kendall Kollection products manufactured by Carolina Pad, race chocolates and more!
Bathroom breaks, bling and goodie bags with shoes and chocolate. What more could a woman ask for?