Missouri- Lewis and Clark Marathon and Half Marathon, September 17th, 2006

September 17th, 2006

David and Cynthia with Medals after Finish of Lewis and Clark Marathon

Lewis and Clark Marathon and Half Marathon, September 17th, 2006

http://www.marathonguide.com/races/racedetails.cfm?MIDD=2023040919

David Time: 5:14: 51

Cynthia’s Time: 2:366:30

Another great race in Missouri!  David ran the full and I ran the half marathon.  We were excited about running this race as it ran through the St. Charles which is a quaint little town in Missouri along the river.

Race Day

Rain was forecasted for the day and it was definitely cloudy and cool out.  We decided to dress up in Cardinal outfits to represent one of the greatest baseball teams ever (According to David ..as I am a Cubs fan!).  The half marathon was mostly on roads but the marathon took David out on some trails.  It started raining towards the end of my half marathon and I will have to say I was very happy that I was done!  It really started to pour after I finished and did not let up through the rest of David’s marathon completion.  I went to the car and grabbed some warm clothes, umbrella and a nice hot cup of coffee and headed back to the course to cheer him on!  It was very hard to keep dry as the rains were torrential and many spectators had left.  But I was going to stick through and support him!

I remember looking for David and wondering if he was ok, hoping he didn’t slip and fall with the wetness of the pavement.  He came in at 5:14 which was his best time to date!  He said that the rain made him run harder as he just wanted to get done!

Memories

  • Dressing up in Cardinals outfits ( a little tough for me being a cubs fan!)
  • Visiting St. Charles
  • The torrential rains- Definitely could have done without these!

Missouri- Go! St Louis Marathon and Half Marathon- April 9th, 2006

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Missouri- Go St. Louis Marathon and Half Marathon, April 9th 2006

http://gostlouis.org/

This was a must do marathon for us given that David grew up in Missouri and worked in St. Louis for many years! Gave us the opportunity to go back and see the sites and visit with old friends! I ran the half marathon while David ran the full marathon. You may ask why I chose to do this on so many runs and it was mainly because of the way I felt at the end of a marathon- worn out, aching, etc. Didn’t really like the feeling. 13.1 was easy for me! Plus, I was insured to get the goodies at the end- especially the beer!

Race Day

The race starts in the middle of the city facing the gateway Arch. It heads south past the Anheuser Bush Building before returning to the heart of the city! It was also quite a hilly course! The weather that day was absolutely beautiful and the excitement was overwhelming! Given that David and I were running different races we did not stay together on this one for the first half. This was ok with me as we have done this several times now and had our methods in place to keep in touch at the end.

Memories

  • Missouri- Running in David’s state
  • Meeting up with old friends
  • Beautiful day!
  • Starting with the Arch in view!