This is part of a series of race reports from my quest to run a half marathon in all 50 states.
Lucky number seven? No, not really. By this point, I was starting to feel mostly back in the swing of running post-baby and post-ITBS. I chose this race because I had never been to Louisville, Kentucky and I thought it would be a fun city to check out and since it's along the Ohio River I knew it should be a flat course. I also thought the weather should be nice here in October, and it should be ideal running conditions.
As far as I can tell, the Louisville Half Marathon I ran in 2006 doesn't exist any longer but there is The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon in Louisville in October, which sounds way cooler than the race I ran to be honest. The Louisville Half Marathon I ran was similar to the Columbus Distance Classic in Ohio Ohio-6th state in that it was unexceptional in almost every way. The course, t-shirt given out, and medal were all just ho-hum and ordinary. I was able to get my finish time back down close to where I wanted, so that was good at least.
From my post-race notes:
"Parts of course ran along Ohio River. Chilly at start but warmed up. Other than that, course was unexceptional, but mostly flat. Finish time 2:00:29."
You can find more of my race reports and also travel posts at my blog, runningtotravel.wordpress.com, where this was originally posted.
Published by Donna Stefanick