Wednesday, August 11, 2010
November 5th, 2011
Mark it down on your calendar! This is quite an accomplishment for my sleepy little town of Savannah, GA! Typically, R&R Marathons are held in larger cities, we not only got a marathon, they are hosting a 1/2 option as well. This has been something
in the works for a long time. I remember running a long run in April of 2009 with the marketing manager of the local running store when he mentioned they were putting a plan together. After months of hard work and maybe a little luck, we will welcome the world into our fair city.
November running weather in Savannah is a runner's dream. Cool, crisp mornings. Average temp's in the early morning usually range from the high 40's to the low 50's. As the morning sun rises over sleepy Tybee Island, it warms up to the low 60's; occasionally peaking into the 70's. Running is this weather is effortless.
I have always wanted to run one R&R mary, I always figured I would go to San Diego or somewhere out west. I will jump at the chance to run this race. They have committed to hosting this race for the next three years, I am committing to run this race for the next three years!
I will most likely have to come back to Savannah to run. As some of you may know, I have been in Atlanta for the better part of the last 30 days. I work for Starwood Hotels (Westin, W, Sheraton, St. Regis, et al)and I have been up here working in the newly formed Atlanta Metro Market Cluster office. There are two jobs open, knock on wood, one of them will be offered to me in the next 30 days.
While I was up here, I went out to my favorite park and watched them run the Hot 2 Trot 8 Hour Endurance Run. Psyche was there (of course) as was the usual suspects. I saw Charles R., Jason R., and Tony G. Tony is the Rd for the inaugural GRR 100. The Georgia Reactor Run 100 miler will take place in March of 2011, I made a verbal commitment to participate, luckily there will be a 50k and 50 mile option.
The H2T race was awesome! It was held on a 1.13 mile loop~very spectator friendly. I brought Chloe along to see the start of the race and we later picked up Holly and spent a few hours out there. Great time was had by all, the eventual male and female winners ran 53 and 47 miles, respectfully.Female Winner Kate Brun
Male Winner Jon Obst
I return to Savannah on Thursday and will return to my usual running schedule.(Hopefully) I do have an appointment next week to check further into this nagging injury. Knock on wood, they don't put me on the DL.