Phoenix, Arizona Marathon

 Phoenix, Arizona Marathon
Phoenix, Arizona Marathon

Next marathon, to warm up, I’m doing Anchorage, Alaska! South Carolina 26 degrees; now 30 in Phoenix. Stripped down, singlet-clad runners shivering at the starting line in “The Valley of The Sun.” And the temperature didn’t budge. Mile 9, a bank digital screen read 30 degrees and a chill wind blew right through us. Finished 3:43:53. 1275 out of 6956. Top 17 percent. Ran through Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe. Rock bands every couple miles lifting the spirits. Having raced 3rd marathon in 4 months (with only one marathon a year recommended), felt a bit weary last few miles. Great t-shirt slogan: GO THE EXTRA MILE AND THERE’S NEVER A TRAFFIC JAM!

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