Grimsby Half Marathon & Other Disorganized Thoughts
Check out my awesome $55 dollar tech shirt from the Grimsby Half Marathon this past weekend!
Actually, I really like the shirt, the fit is good, nice material, and the graphics are decent. For a small race I was pretty surprised at the quality of the schwag. The medals were pretty hefty as well. So what’s my issue?
I’m pissed off. Pissed of that I couldn’t run this race. Pissed off that after I finally got off my lazy ass and signed up for the race I got injured doing something completely un-running-related. Pissed off that after 2 1/2 weeks I’m still unable to train in earnest. Pissed off that despite my intent to cross-train while being on the injury train, I simply didn’t.
Back to the topic at hand, the Grimsby Half is a great race value. For $55 you get great schwag, a decent course, and fun race. Bang for your buck. Races, such as Burlington’s Chilly Half Marathon (which runs this weekend) is $75-$85 (depending on signup date) for an out and back along Lakeshore Road. I realize I’m cheap, but I do appreciate value when I see it and I simply can’t see myself shelling out $85 for this race. Hmmmmm…I DO have to put in a long run this weekend, maybe I should bandit the race and see few friends who are racing. What’s your opinion on running a race you haven’t paid for?
Enough bitching, tonight starts the next chapter. Yes, I’m coming off the couch to pound out some speedwork with my regular Tuesday night partner! In reality, my partner will be tearing it up, hitting her target paces while I take things super easy, plod along and heckle her as she blows by. Should be fun!