Sunday, December 1, 2013
A Thanksgiving Tradition
After dire predictions of rain and wind transitioning to snow later, race morning was not bad. it was very windy through downtown according to K but more protected or with a tailwind for most of the rest of the course. It was a warm in the low 50s and quite humid but NO rain!
I ran a couple miles with K making him stay a little faster on the last subtle and grinding uphill along Boyleston Ave E and Lakeview Blvd E. he was doing well overall. I left K and hightailed it straight up and over Capitol Hill cutting through Volunteer Park in an effort to get back to the Interlaken section and meet another friend doing his first half marathon. Two other friends were with him so there was no need to run with him but I did want to pop over and support his efforts. I knew there were some connector trails and stairs which could connect to the interlaken trail but couldn't find it after charging up the hill. I asked a woman out walking her dog if she knew where it was and she pointed it out but said that it had been closed recently and she was not sure why.
It's been a great holiday with much to be thankful for.