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Last weekend Jason and I drove to Carmel, Indiana so I could run the Carmel Half Marathon. I knew a few other people from Chicago who were running the full marathon and since my in-laws live in Carmel and I’ve already run a half marathon there before (back in December), I figured hey, why not?

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My mother-in-law was nice enough to pick up my race packet on Friday since we weren’t going to get into town before packet pick-up closed and there was no race day pickup. I personally find that a bit annoying but I understand that, being the second largest race in Indiana, doing race day pickup is a hassle. So, thankfully I was able to have her do it for me.

The funny thing is that when talking about the race the night before my mother-in-law commented that at least the course would be flat. I just laughed. Compared to Chicago, Carmel is SUPER hilly. I learned that during the last half marathon I ran there!

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Welcome to the bottom of a hill. At mile one. 

i won’t go into a ton of details about the race, except to say that I wished there had been more aid stations and that, while I didn’t beat my Can you overdose on cephalexin, I did run a 1:49:11 which is my second fastest time.

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The race is nice but, to be honest, I think I had more fun at the Caribbean Christmas Half Marathon I ran there in December. The course for this one was hillier but they did share at least two hills. When I realized I was going to have to run those same hills again I definitely cursed out loud! I think I just prefer smaller events. Although the Carmel “Championship Weekend” was very well organized, had lots of goodies at the finish, and most of the amenities of a big race, I felt it was lacking the “fun” vibe I got from the Caribbean Christmas Half. But, considering the two people I knew who were running got PRs in the marathon and both qualified for Boston, I’d say that this race could be your good luck charm!

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When my trainer asked me what I did over the weekend and I said I ran a half marathon he said, “That’s pretty awesome that you can just go kill a half marathon in the middle of power lifting training and just the weights back up two days later.”

Honestly, I really enjoy this mixture of endurance running and strength training. But, I’m also looking forward to taking a slight break from long runs for a bit. I don’t currently have any other races on the schedule and I’m a-okay with that.

Although, if you don’t run a half marathon it’s a bit more difficult to justify hitting up two different breweries. Especially when Union Brewing is within view of the finish line!  Gotta earn that beer (and Instagram bragging).

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