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@prudnik2012

Deerfield, IL Raving since 2024 Active 2 months ago

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Half Marathon Page, AZ Mar 9, 2024 2:58:22

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Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Page, AZ Mar 9, 2024 2:58:22

My Raves

The expo: easy packet pickup, lots of stuff for sale, got a giant bag of protein powder as a goodie bag. Tshirt was cute! Expo was pretty small. Hubby was … MORE

The expo: easy packet pickup, lots of stuff for sale, got a giant bag of protein powder as a goodie bag. Tshirt was cute! Expo was pretty small. Hubby was able to sign up last minute for the half (at a higher price, of course).
The race: There were 2 corrals that took off about 5 minutes apart. The first couple of miles goes up a hill, where there is a water station, then it’s about 4 miles of downhill, until an aid station at 6.6 miles. Lots of people got lost on this section due to inadequate signage. All paths eventually lead to the correct track, however I definitely gained unnecessary distance here.
There are parts of the trail where you run single file on the side of a canyon. This is the most picturesque part and also a bit scary. I was very self conscious of people wanting to pass me here. There is nowhere to move to let people pass.
The second longer half of the trail is mostly uphill, with at least 2 miles of ankle deep sand towards the end. The sand section is HARD! Basically, rolling hills where I ran the downhills and sunk deep in the sand crawled the uphills. Definitely something to train for! I had no idea how to run this part properly. I was so exhausted, I missed the last water station, and was completely on empty towards the end. Clocked 14.1 miles.
They give you a nice snack box and a banana when you are done. There were 2 food trucks, and you get a coupon to redeem for food. None of the food was very appetizing. The Navajo Taco is just a deep fried mess. I wish they had beer. The medal is very cool, and it’s much bigger for the longer distances.
Overall, a great experience for my first trail race. Looking forward to racing with Vacation Races again!

DIFFICULTY
5
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
5
SWAG
4

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