I was running the full marathon and Amy was running the half. We met my friend Sharon from Arizona to room with her.
When the marathon started out you had to actually run uphill for almost a mile, then most of the rest of the race was downhill or flat. I was doing fine until about mile 4 when I started getting nauseous. I walked more than I ever have in a marathon in the first 10 miles, but that was to help with the nausea. After that the elevation must have been at a place where my body could handle it better. I felt like a new woman by mile 12. I took a few pictures along the way. I didn't like that the Full marathon finishing medal was exactly like the half marathon finishing medal. That they should change for you are running twice as far, but everything else was nice. Shirt was great, food after was nice. Bus was on time to take you to the start, mini expo had some nice things to buy. Packet pickup was organized.
|Entering South Dakota|
|On the way down the mountain. A gorgeous log cabin home. I loved it. There were many like it.|
|This picture doesn't do the scene justice. It was so beautiful. You can tell it was completely downhill.|
|Bridal Falls. Totally awesome.|
|After the race.|
|Bib and medal.|
|Sharon from Arizona, me and Amy.|
|My official time|
|On the way home we stopped at the National Music Museum. Totally awesome museum that I highly recommend visiting.|
|A gorgeous August day.|
|The Beach Boys' guitar signed by them.|