Parker's marathon. It was TOTALLY different from all the marathons we have done up until this point. It was run on an old railroad track that is now a running/hiking/horse riding trail. It was pretty cool, but not easy, that is for sure. I don't know why, it was definitely softer than running on the road, but my legs definitely hurt worse during this race than any of the past marathons I've run this year. Nice scenery. Not much crowd support.
For any negatives about the race, it was all made up for and more at the end. The spread the volunteers put out for the runners was the best and most generous I've ever seen. Burgers, dogs, chicken, tacos, pasta salads, potato salads, grilled fish, vegetables, waffles and more. It was incredible.
The Dutchman's Daughter, house turned restaurant. Perfect place for a pre-marathon dinner
Next up for the 12in12in12, Portland, Maine marathon September 30th. And we actually realized the we should rename our challenge to the 12in12in12in12. That's an extra 12 if you're paying attention. That's because we will have run all of our marathons in different states at the end of the year, so it will be 12 marathons in 12 months in 12 states in 2012!