Run Streak Day – 874
Total Miles in 2015 – 815
The calm. I constantly refer to how calm everything was compared to road races I have done. There were no line for the port-a-johns. No groups of people doing crazy stretching or pre-race warmups. Nobody lining up at the start line 30 minutes before the gun went off. It was so extremely relaxed considering what laid before us. No one even started to move to the corral until about 5 minutes before the start. And on the course, that feeling of calm prevailed over the distance. There was no panic at any of the aid stations. No one jockeying for position so they can get their water cup. No one annoyed if they had to wait for anything (which I only saw once when someone asked for a cup of ice and it took a total of 5 seconds.) No one really rushing through and just snatching some gels. The volunteers were exceptional, with a smile and encouraging word and expert advice when needed. The runners were kind, thankful and appreciative. If you took every single person I saw and put their interactions that day up on the internet for the world to see, no one would have any reason to be embarrassed or ashamed.
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