34 of 50 states in the #50in50 done:
NEW YORK 11/4/18: @nycmarathon
NEVADA 11/11/18: @runrocknroll Vegas
PENNSYLVANIA 11/18/18: @Philly_Marathon
WASHINGTON 11/25/18: @seattlemarathon
TENNESSEE 12/1/18: @stjude Memphis
ALABAMA 12/8/18: @irunrocketcity
FLORIDA 1/13/19: @rundisney #wdwmarathon
LOUISIANA 1/20/19: @thelamarathon
MISSISSIPPI 1/26/19: Mississippi blues Marathon
ARIZONA 2/9/19: Mesa-Phoenix Marathon @phxmarathon
TEXAS 2/17/19: Austin marathon @austinmarathon
MASSACHUSETTS 2/24/19: Hyannis Marathon @hyannismarathon
SOUTH CAROLINA 3/2/19: Myrtle Beach marathon @runmbm
ARKANSAS 3/3/19: Little Rock marathon @lrmarathon
NORTH CAROLINA 3/9/19: Wrightsville Beach marathon @wbmarathon
GEORGIA 3/17/19: Publix Atlanta marathon @atlantatrackclub
NEW MEXICO 3/21/19: Dust Bowl Series - New Mexico
OKLAHOMA 3/22/19: Dust Bowl Series - Oklahoma
KANSAS 3/24/19: Chisholm Trail marathon @chisholmtrail44
MISSOURI 4/7/19: Go! St Louis marathon @gostlouis
KENTUCKY 4/27/19: Kentucky Derby marathon @kyderbyfestival
NEW JERSEY 4/28/19: New Jersey marathon @njmarathon
OHIO 5/5/19: Flying Pig marathon @runflyingpig
NORTH DAKOTA 5/18/19: Fargo marathon @fargo.marathon
COLORADO 5/19/19: Denver Colfax marathon @runcolfax
VERMONT 5/26/2019: Vermont City marathon @runvermont
UTAH 6/1/2019: Utah Valley marathon @runutahvalley
DELAWARE 6/18/2019: Mainly marathons - Independence Series - Bear DE
MARYLAND 6/19/2019: Mainly marathons - Independence Series - Elkton MD
ALASKA 6/22/2019: Anchorage Mayor’s marathon @anc_marathon
HAWAII 6/30/2019: Kona marathon @konamarathon
IOWA 7/11/2019: Mainly marathons - Heartland series - Clinton IA
WISCONSIN 7/12/2019: Mainly marathons - Heartland series -Sparta WI
MINNESOTA 7/13/2019: Mainly Marathons - Heartland series - St Cloud MN
Marathon # 33 Wisconsin
On 7/11, immediately after I ran the first of my 3 consecutive marathons in the Heartland series in Clinton IA, I drove several hours to Wisconsin to rest up for the next one in Sparta.
The marathon took place in Evans-Bosshard Park which is filled with mentions of Sparta being the bicycle capital of the U.S. The course was a multi-loop with several winding twists and hard turns and a few small bridges over a creek.
My legs were a little tired from the marathon the other day. I might have pushed myself a little hard. I purposely took this race much slower to save my legs for Minnesota’s race the following day. I also find that multi-loop courses with hard turnarounds are hard for me to get a good time because I lose a bit of momentum every time I make those hard turnarounds.
I ran with Nick Nicholson again for a few of the last miles. It’s so great to see familiar faces on the marathon circuit over and over again.
I finished in 6hr. Here’s the medal to add to the Heartland series:
After the race, because I was in Wisconsin I wanted to get some cheese! So I stopped into a general store and bought a pack of squeaky cheese curds. They had a huge selection. I asked the store clerk which one I should buy. She showed me the bag she was eating and I bought the same one, lol. I then started driving to Minnesota.
Marathon # 34 Minnesota
On my way to St Cloud for the following day’s race, I stopped in Minneapolis to have dinner with Claire and Jacob, a couple who found out about the foundation through my friend Kevin, aka the LA Beast on YouTube. After dinner I made it to St Cloud. My friend and fellow marathoner who I first met at the St Jude marathon on Memphis, met me at the race and we hung out for a bit before I had to head out to the airport.
The race was a straight out and back of 12 loops. It was mentally worn out the morning of the St Cloud race, mainly due to getting up so early every day, but I rallied and was able to finish with a decent time.
I completed the 3 state series and got a 3 part linked medal!
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