Just left Andrea where the course comes off the powerline back onto Goldhill Road. That means she’s just about 23 miles into the race. Still running!
Sat, 18 Sep 2010
Henderson and St. Patrick. Andrea is having a bit of IT band trouble, but she’s still running and not in pain. Six more miles to go.
Andrea is now on her way down the chute having done the hardest part of the course. Nine miles, give or take, to go.
Attempting to blog on the bus back down Ester Dome. I just left Andrea at the start of the out and back around the top of Ester Dome. She’ll be up there around and hour and a half if things go well. Her legs were tired, but she was enjoying herself.
The 2010 Equinox Marathon is off and running. It’s a chilly upper 40s morning, but the sun is shining and should be a beautiful day.
Wed, 23 Sep 2009
It’s been a few days since Andrea finished her first marathon, and I’ve had a chance to clean up the photos (I didn’t realize how dark they were while I was out, blogging from my iPhone). They’re part of a Picasa web gallery here. Andrea has written up her experiences on her blog.
For my part, I had a good time supporting Andrea, except for my time on top of Ester Dome waiting for her to come down from the out and back. When she left me, her legs were tired, but she wasn’t injured. Shortly after that, however, the teammates ahead of her in the race started coming up to me to warn me that her knee was hurt and that she might not be able to finish the marathon. It was a long, lonely wait wondering how she was doing above me.
Despite that, watching her cross the finish line with three of her teammates, and all the rest of her team and coaches whooping, cheering, and clapping was awesome.
Sat, 19 Sep 2009
Andrea just got off Goldhill Road and is on the powerline for about a
mile. Cloudberry, where she went onto the powerline, is where the bed and breakfast is where we got married. Our guests parked along the powerline where she’s running.
In the photo she’s walking with her coach Kevin.