Wisconsin Half is done – @Pirate_hawkins_the_runner and I had fun!
We had a great time! It was about 40 degrees and wind was about 20 mph. We didn’t wear pants but we had gloves on 😉 First 10K went really well, was mostly flat and mostly not windy. We were doing 15min jog / 1min walk and running negative splits! Every mile or so I pushed a little harder. I wanted to see how “the Pirate” and my knee would hold up. The second 10K got a little rough. This is when the “elevation” started. For most of you I know it’s not really elevation, but for us it was 🙂 Also, the wind was now 20mph headwind! Adding that to negative splits really tore up his calf. Therefore we decided to change it up to 4 min jog/1min, walk, just have fun, slow down and finish. We finished with hazelnut beer and a brat! That’s the way it’s done! We danced a little while we warmed up and we danced a little while eating brats 🙂 After that, we hit the shower and returned to Chicago. I got to see FleetFeet Chicago and then went to Coalfire Pizza!! I got a Viking Vacation (drink) which was nice. From there, a relaxing time on the couch watching a movie was in order. Next day we hit up the 606 path for a recovery run. Super cool running path with padded edges to run on! Perfect trip with awesome friends!
Thanks for joining me on this journey!