Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Best Race Ever! TOTR

So...I'm a couple days late, but I'm linking up with Patty, April and Erika for Tuesdays on the run.
 I've ran a lot of races, but when I heard this week's topic, I knew right away which race was my favorite.
It was the Tri States Marathon, that I ran with the lovely Clarinda! This was the 3rd marathon for both of us. I had just come off of my disastrous Chicago marathon, so I had high hopes for this one.

The race started in Nevada, we ran through Arizona, and it ended in Utah. It was unusually cold that day!
I had never been to Vegas before, it was so much fun seeing everything in person, that I'd only seen in pictures! Clarinda was the perfect tour guide. :)


We ran together the whole time, which was so much fun!
The views were incredible.

We crossed the finish line at 5:21, which was a 13 minute PR for me!
So many things make this my best race ever. The company, the stunning views, running through 3 states, my PR, and getting redemption from Chicago!
This was the smallest race I've ever ran, only 100 runners. Running with Clarinda was a blast, and I didn't even notice there being no crowd support along the way.

After showering and relaxing a little, we went out for dinner and I devoured the biggest burger I've ever had.
You can read my full recap here. And Clarinda's here.

What's your best race ever?
katie

17 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I've never been anywhere like that and I love that you get to run through 3 different states. Adding this to my race bucket list, for sure (I see that it's on hiatus for 2015 but hopefully they bring it back?!). Thanks for sharing!

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  2. That view is AMAZING.. I can see why its a favorite race!

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  3. Nice race... sounds like a great one to do. My favorite was last November's Star City Half Marathon in Roanoke Virginia. It was 22 degrees at the start and it took about 30 minutes before I was warm enough to not think about how cold it was but it was my best race and running around historic downtown Roanoke was nice.

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    1. That sounds like a great race, except for the cold! I ran a 6 mile race in 28 degrees once, it was miserably cold. Maybe I'll go to VA someday to run a race. :)

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  4. Running with a buddy always makes it better.

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  5. running through 3 states that's amazing...and the view I can see why it is your favorite race

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  6. That sounds like such a fantastic race! Officially jealous :)

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  7. Amazing! I want to do this!

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    1. It's on hiatus this year. :( Sounds like there's not enough participation, which is so hard to believe! I'd love to do it again if it comes back in 2016!

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