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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Austin race day

Austin can sure put on a great Half Marathon.  It was a fun race today.  It started just as the sun was coming up right in front of the state Capitol building.  Lance Armstrong was also nice enough to make some opening remarks.  That was pretty cool.

It was a scenic race.  I got to see lots of downtown Austin as the race took you through all parts of the city and along the Colorado river.  And then there were the hills.  The hills were awful.  It wasn't so bad in the beginning as they were short and sporadic but the killer hill came right at mile 11 (thanks race organizers).  It was long and steep.  It hurt.  A lot.  But, once I got over that it was smooth sailing to the finish line.

A great day.  And now after a little bit of resting I'm going to treat myself to some Texas BBQ with my friends Jodi and Rusty.

Up next:  Washington, DC Half.  March 17.

Stay tuned for an update.

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