We all got our medals before heading to the post event "party"
As I previously mentioned, I prioritized on being part of this race since I wanted to run in the Rehoboth beach when I visited it during the Labor Day weekend. When I was able to deposit my allowance money to my US bank account, this was one of my first purchases back in October. I didn't have any special training for this since I was deadset on completing my TBRDM training run so I had maintenance runs on weekdays and long runs in the weekend from the said training to prepare for this race.
The annoying hand thingie I had to wear all night
My sore legs had already recovered from the Philadelphia Marathon and I planned to do the same strategy as I did in that race. I would run and do galloway until I finished. My uncle booked a hotel on a Friday night. The race day would be on Saturday morning and we'll head back home on Sunday morning. I had to leave work early on that Friday night but we encountered traffic so we arrived in the race packet claiming venue a few minutes before it closed. The race organizers attached the post event pass on my hand so I was forced to sleep with it on my hand. If I removed it, I can't enter the post race event.
It was a cold morning (but warmer compared to the cold from previous days). We drove to the starting line and parked nearby before making it to the starting line. It really was a smaller race since they didn't have the big race structures. There wasn't even a starting line but line with the disposable timing chip line. I ran for 8 kilometers and did 5-1 galloway until the finish line. The route started in the Rehoboth Beach road then leading to nearby neighborhood leading to a trail for runners. I was expecting the trail be a short detour but apparently it is almost half of the route. I was doing galloway during that trail so I was running with the same batch of people.
Almost at the finish line