Monday, February 14, 2011
Race Report: Fly With the Eagles Half-Marathon
Had a great time at this local race. A jaunt through the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. In February, the refuge is still waking up from winter, so the course had snow, ice, mud, slush, puddles, etc. It was warm though; the season's cold spell finally broken. The course had varied terrain: paved paths, gravel, and a muddy section right before the finish line. Volunteers had water and gatorade for participants during the race; race organizers had oranges, bananas, bagels and soup for participants afterwards. The same local running club, River to River Runners, holds a 10K in the refuge in April. I look forward to seeing the changes nature makes in a few weeks.