Did the half marathon last year, and I'll be running it again tomorrow. They completely changed the course from last year so it should be interesting.
OT: The Ann Arbor Marathon
The course mainly through the city or does it venture in to the country?
I did a half at the University of Illinois a couple months ago. The finish line was the 50 yd line of the football stadium. I may or may not have taken a leak on the "Illinois" in the end zone markings...
But best of luck to all those participating tommorrow in AA. PR's for you all!
I also did that race, but the marathon, and I may or may not have spit on the I in the middle of the field.
I did ironman wisconsin in 2010. It runs through camp Randall twice. Both times I screamed go blue as loud as I could, as I've been harassed as a visiting fan for 3 um games there. Cool story bro, I know.
for me is Racine 70.3, so I intend on a few Go Blue screams through there as well. Anyone know where I can find a Michigan tri kit?
I don't know where you can get one. I have a um cycling top but its more of a club fit than I prefer.
at imwi there was a guy in a Spartan one piece tri kit a few minutes ahead of me on the run. closed the gap but didn't quite reel him in because I wasn't willing to risk blowing up my whole race just to pick off lil bro. ended up 30 seconds behind that a hole.
from riding the IMWI bike course today. I was in Madison for work and figured I would get a sneak peak at the course. I was kind of shocked that I walked all over Madison with my UM alumni hat on and not one person said anything to me...
you doing the hhh too? that's this weekend, right? that is one tough day in the saddle. great ride and awesome support though.
No, I am doing IMWI this year and just wanted to ride one loop and run a bit of the run course while I was there for work.
Any other IM's in your future?
recovering triathlete here. crossfit is what I pursue these days. imoo is a blast. seriously one of the best days of my life. if its your first (even if it isnt) make sure youre there from 11 to midnight.
This is IM #4 in 4 years and with two little kids I think I might retire for a while after this one. Looking forward to it...bike course was pretty nice and should be interesting running through camp Randall.
It was really tough to register for this one knowing I would miss the Notre Dame game but I guess I can watch it the night before...not like you sleep the night before anyway right?
The marathon is for wimps. Real men do this.
Not running this race, but I'm training to build up to a half mar in Sept. I've always just run 5K but I'll be doing my first 10K 4th of July, then building from there.
Have a race in mind for September? I actually like half-marathons better than 5k's bc there's actually strategy involved. 5k's are just all out sprints anymore.
5Ks are painful aren't they? 10Ks and halfs are really nice as you can settle into your groove rather than just gunning it the whole time. I haven't done a full marathon yet, but plan on trying Detroit in the fall. That will probably be an all new kind of torture.
Definitely agree with you. Painful is a nice way to describe 5k's anymore.
Yes. I live in Saginaw, so I'm running the MCVI Run For Your Heart. My 10K will be the Vaulkslauffe (SP?) in Frankenmuth. I may do a few others. Also planning to run the Warrior Dash this year for the first time.
I'm running the full marathon tomorrow. Having already run the Lansing and Kalamazoo Marathons this year, I'm very much looking forward to this one (despite the 6:30am start). The course should bring back memories of undergrad, which is never a bad thing. However, the hill around the medical campus (at mile 17/18) should be interesting.
Good luck to all those runners out there!
Ouch. Yeah I saw that start time, good luck to you!
I ran the Dexter-Ann Arbor half last weekend and I really wish this race was NOT the following weekend. I'm too old to string these back to back and have to coach baseball later in the morning.... If Big House Big Heart is not going to happen anymore I'd like this to be the Ann Arbor Fall Marathon and stop stepping on the more traditional DXA2 weekend.
Should be a bitch tomorrow
I ran the half marathon today. A guy was running in an OSU hat. There was a point where you had to do a 180 degree turn with a volunteer pointing where to go. The person there to direct you was just heckling the OSU guy, and never said anything to him about where to turn. The OSU guy just kept going and never did the 180. I heard him talking after the race and he said he went another half mile down the road before he realized he screwed up, adding an extra mile to his race. I thought it was hilarious.
That's funny. Must have been the 180 towards the end of the race then?