I did it! I completed the Rock and Roll New Orleans Half Marathon! It was a blend of running and walking -well to be clear, walking and running – but it went well. My stats were nothing to write home about but it is in the books, the box is checked, and the objective is complete.
What a rush. It was a great day that started early in the morning. we met at 6pm CT in the hotel lobby for pictures. The 10K group took off to start their race at 7am, and the Half-Marathon crew went to queue up in the starting line.
The race had about 20,000 participants, of which 12,000 were running the half-marathon. Here is the pic of the half-marathon runners near the starting line. CCFA took the picture, and this is still on the web site there showing the popularity of this race! (I’m by the green light)
Here’s the half-marathon crew from Team Ohio where we queued up for the start. With so many runners, we are grouped by our expected pace and finish time. we were in corral #12.
It took us 40 minutes of timed starts (each with an excited announcer on the PA counting down from 10!) before we crossed the physical start line.
Awesome day! what a great event, and for a great cause.