Saturday, February 25, 2017
Jail Break Half Marathon
I got up very early this morning and drove nearly 100 miles to Baytown (east of Houston) to run the Jail Break Half Marathon at 7 a.m. The temperature was nice - 50's. However, it was windy has heck. At about 8 miles, the course ran a mile up to the highest point on a long bridge and then came down again. Luckily, we had the wind at our back on the trip up. I finished in 3:01:01, a little slower than usual. Slow and steady pace and never walked a step. I was the oldest runner of 622 finishers and the only one in my 70 and over age group. Nice trophy. This was my 86th half marathon; 15 more to reach my goal of 101.