Denver RnR Marathon Too Long!
Yesterday I had a great 10 mile run. Temps were down in the 50's and I took Zoe, my dog, with me for the first four miles. She's fast and I just hung on! For at least a mile, one of her long floppy ears was thrown up over her head - silly dog! Photo: you know she wants to throw that bunny in the air and chomp it right down!
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Today I woke up to find a message in my Google Reader stating that the Denver RnR Marathon course was .14 of a mile long at the bridge (the toughest stretch). Here's part of the post from the RnR folks, "Unfortunately, the marathon turnaround on the 8th Ave viaduct was placed incorrectly. While the course certification and measurement were both done accurately, race morning the turnaround was mistakenly set up in the wrong place due to confusion with other painted marks on the road. We sincerely apologize for any and all disappointment and inconvenience this has caused our runners." Here's a Denver Post article on the subject.
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Fortunately, I had been told by a couple of people about the long course/update already. Thank you, Steve, Kim and Jill! I was glad to see my time adjusted from 4:11:35 to 4:10:38, a 57 second difference. It's too bad about the mix-up and I hate that it happened on the toughest part of the course, but the training continues. Next goals: train hard, have fun, and finish in 4 hours... Or less! ; ) No harm in hoping!
Can you see Ronald McDonald in the photo?! I can't believe that I can't remember seeing him standing there at the marathon finish even though the man in the orange cap handed me some sliced apples and talked to me, too! (I'm in the pink/white tank.)