2015 38th Annual Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon
The 2015 installment of the Lincoln Half Marathon was not without it’s challenges. With it being one of the hottest races I have attended so far, we saw a morning temp of 65 degrees at the start and the sun had still yet to come up. It was well into the mid 70s by the finish and a lot of runners were struggling. I drank lots of water and Gatorade at every station and poured water over my head each chance I got. Run slow and stay cool was my goal for the day. It paid off for sure.
The shoes I have been using for training were too narrow from the start. I should have ditched them and gotten others, but I didn’t. At about mile 8, I could feel the blisters coming on and they didn’t let me down. Two big toe blisters on the forth toe of each foot. Not too bad, but uncomfortable enough on a long, hot run. Ouch. I will need new shoes again for the next run of 6 or more miles
For the first time since I have run this race, the shirts were great. I have it pictured below with the metal, which was also very nice. I hope they finally got the message they needed a better designer. Nice job this year!
This will be my last run for the spring of 2015 and I have no races scheduled for the summer. Corporate cup is up next and I will now shift my workouts from running endurance to speed and core over the summer. Bike rides, elliptical and short fast runs are on the schedule. I am looking forward to a Summer of Strength!
Half Marathon Results: http://www.mtecresults.com/race/show/2941/2015_Lincoln_National_Guard_Marathon-Half_Marathon