Friday, May 24, 2013

Green Bay Half Marathon Recap

Jeremy and I have been planning on doing this half and full for some time now.  Jeremy is a huge Packers fan and ever since one of my best friends moved back to Wisconsin two years ago it has been on our list to do. 

We left Thursday after lunch and drove 10 hours to Katie's house.  She lives 20 minutes from Green Bay so it worked out perfectly to stay with her and also to not have to get a hotel room the night before the race.

Friday we went and toured Lambeau Field, which was also where packet pick up and the expo were.

Saturday we did some sightseeing.  We drove up and saw Lake Michigan.  Wisconsin is so flat and miles and miles of farmland.  We ate early and went to bed early. 

Sunday we got up and go to the race about an hour before it started.  Katie originally was going to do the half with her boyfriend but lack of training and farmwork kept him from participating, so Katie (who had not done more than 6 miles) was going to do the half with me. 

The first 8 miles we ran 7 minutes, walked 2 minutes.  After mile 8 though my back started tightening up and it got warm out!  We walked the last 5 miles.  Of course we talked the whole time, which was great!   Before the finish line, you run in the tunnel of Lambeau Field and run a lap around the stadium before heading back out to the finish line.  It was really cool to do this.  The rest of the race was through a lot of neighborhoods in Green Bay.  On the full course you do run by a river for several miles.

My goal for this race was to finish. I didnt' care about my time I just wanted to cross the finish line and put the 13.1 sticker on my car! 

Jeremy had a good race too but unfortunately didnt meet his goal of breaking 4 or getting a PR.  It was 77 degrees when he finished.  After training in the cold all  winter we decided that having a warm day on race day is not good for PR'ing.


  1. You both did a great job! Congrats!! :0)

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