Anyway...I left the house at 4:30 and was in the lot by 5:10. Kristin showed up about 10 minutes later followed by Samantha & her boyfriend. Then it was just a matter of getting on the bus and heading across the bridge to the start line. Don't worry runners there are potties over there (is what they were saying at that point).
|Happy coworkers waiting to get their race on. This was the first race that Kristin & I have met up at despite running plenty of races in the 3 or so years we have worked together. It was so much fun!|
|Right as we were getting ready to board the bus Amy Mullen came over to thank me for posting my pre-run report. |
Yes runners there are really hills on this course!
|Since the potties did not arrive until 15 min before the start of the race everyone was using 1 construction potty at the State building and 1 parking lot potty up the hill (& of course the bushes).|
|I lined up with the 8 min mile folks.|
|We met Laura Nottie standing in line for the 1 potty. She is also a local runner and was great to talk with. I gave her a high five after she crossed the line and took this photo! Great job Laura!|
|Here comes Kristin! She is after that perfect photo. |
I thought I had it...maybe I do...but she also made the race video with her medal grab move!
|I loved that someone wore a tutu in our race although I wonder if it got heavy when it got wet. It had plenty of spring when it crossed the line through.|
|I finally got to meet @runcupcake a fellow run blogger from RI. She looked positively splendid in her purple. She is also on FB as Running and Cupcakes.|
Here is the elevation chart for the race. Is that hilly enough for you?
The first leg of the Triple Crown was back in May when I ran my first full marathon at the Cox's Rhode Race in Providence.
The third leg will be in Newport in mid-October. It will be my second full marathon. I wonder what the weather will be for us that day?