It's Tuesdays on the Run. Today's topic is Dream Race, which would be a half marathon of course. I really don't have a specific location for my Dream Half. It could be anywhere. It has more to do with other aspects. In actuality, it's probably a combination of races I've already run. Here goes...
Weather: It would be a beautiful sunny blue-sky day. A late start would be nice so I'm not staring into the sun when it rises. The temperature would be 45 degrees with little or no wind and extremely low humidity.
Course: The ideal half marathon course would be slightly downhill (500 or so feet total) from the very first step to the last. The pavement would be new and smooth without sewer caps or speed bumps. Although slight curves are OK, there would be no sharp turns.
Scenery: I would be surrounded by natural beauty. This can be lakes, mountains, beaches, trees, fields or flowers. I would not see one single automobile and no traffic control would be necessary.
|The race course could go right along the beach...|
|Or it could wind through the woods...|
Performance: First and foremost, I would have had the most fun just doing what I love. Breathing would come easy. My GU packets will have opened easily and I would not have dropped any of my Salt Caps. An average pace of 8:30, without any cramps or pain whatsoever, would make it even sweeter.
Post Race Food: I would be served the best guilt-free grilled burger with cheddar cheese and honey mustard. Oh yeah. If finished off with a warm chocolate chip cookie, I'd be beside myself.
Post Race Beverage: An ample supply of margaritas would be provided and I would not have to drive home. A live southern rock band playing in the background would be awesome. Or, perhaps a little laid back chillin' beach music would be nice.
|The after party could definitely be here!|
A girl can dream, can't she?
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