Mon, 05 Dec 2005
I did the Palm Beach Half Marathon today.
I had a lot of fun at the Atlanta Half over Thanksgiving, and there was a
marathon starting a couple miles from my house, so what else could I do?
This one started at 6:30 am, half an hour earlier than Atlanta. I got a shot
looking forward just after we crossed the starting line. I was a little
slower this time -- I finished in 2:19, instead of the 2:09 of Atlanta. About
mile ten I met Chuck Harab from Maryland. He was going slower than usual, so
we decided to finish together. But about half a mile from the finish I slowed
down, and Chuck went on by himself. The weird part is that when I looked at
the results Chuck finished in 2:20. Did he stop and did I pass him without
seeing him? I hope
you find this with a Google, Chuck. The after-race spot was the Meyer
After I recovered I walked over to mile 21, where the hash was doing a beer
stop. AI had gone to trouble of making a sign, setting up a card table, and
supplying the beer. We must have looked official, since none of the police
motorcycles or cars buzzing past stopped to ask what we were doing. Of
course, some of the hashers (like SN) were holding back some of the beer
We got to cheer for all of the hashers who were running the full marathon.
Brent came through, and so did Leslie. She was running with a guy in a tutu
who was carrying a wand. No explanation given. All of the hashers had a
beer, and so did a lot of the other runners. I estimate 10%. Once things
wrapped up there AI set a two mile trail that ended at my house. Much
singing and beer drinking ensued.
I did pick up a flyer for the Miami Marathon, on January 29. Naaaaah...
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