Every now and then something really special happens. Something that just doesn’t happen every day. This coming weekend one of those moments in time will occur for me.
Most of you know that I love to pace races. I will be pacing a marathon for the first time in 2016. I’ve had opportunities to do this in the past, but have just not jumped at it. Half marathons though are another story. I think I’ve paced somewhere around 10 Halves over the past few years. It’s such a fun way to give back to my fellow runners and the running community in general.
The unique opportunity that I am talking about is kinda cool. This Sunday, at the Bull City Race Fest Half Marathon, site of my first pacing experience a few years ago, my son and I will BOTH be pacing. We are pacing together! Father and son. We are pacing the 8:30 per mile pace group.
This will be my sons first pacing job. I cannot wait, it is going to be so much fun. Pacing together will give us the unique opportunity to run side by side for the entire 13.1 miles. Normally he is out in front of me, or he is running a Half and I am running a Full. This time we get to run together, be vocal, and help our fellow runners get to the finish line. Talk about a unique opportunity! Thanks to Bull City! These race photos should be really great!
Oh, and I haven’t forgotten about a recap for the Chicago Marathon. I have been gathering my thoughts for a few days, and as soon as I have enough time to write them all out I will. Just a small teaser though, it was another fantastic time in Chicago. An amazing race of epic proportions. If you haven’t, you’ve got to put Chicago on your race calendar!
Can’t wait to hear about Chicago. Wish I could have raced!
Wish I had more time to write this past week. Sadly, I have just been too busy. Hopefully I’ll have time to recap over the next few days.
Enjoy this weekend!!! And I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Chicago. I fell in love with that city!
Didn’t you love it? Loved my weekend in Chicago, too. It’s expensive to stay there, but really can’t be avoided unless you know someone who lives there.
It was expensive BUT we turned it into a kid free vacation too! Which is always needed 🙂
I ran the Bull City Half yesterday as my 8th half marathon. My goal was to beat my PR of 155 and I’m happy to say my finish time was 1:48. I started behind the 8:30 pacers but remember passing you guys somewhere around mile 10. It was a great course – hills and all!
Congratulations on #8! Well you passed me, which is a great thing. Love that you got a new PR, and on such a tough course for setting a personal best. We’ll done!