|Half Marathon State # 10
Half Marathon #20
On Sunday, May 03, 2015, I ran in the 17th Annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Half Marathon. It was reported that it was a record Flying Pig weekend, as 37,770 registered for events during the three days. This was the second leg of a back to back half marathon weekend, as I did the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon the day prior to accomplished two states in one weekend toward my 50 By 50 Challenge. Because of the back to back races, my only goal for the race was to finish in under two hours.
The weather for the race was a little cooler than the race before. It was around 46 degrees at the start and increased to around 53 degrees at the finish. The humidity was at 100% with little to no wind.
The morning started really early. Our friends we stayed with live about 35 minutes outside of Cincinnati. It was awesome we had him, because he was able to navigate the traffic on race morning, and take back roads to get us to the parking. Because the race start was at 6:30a, we had to get up around 3:45a. We had prearranged carpool parking which was close to the start, which was great. However, after the finish it was a 20-30 minute walk back to the car (could have taken a shuttle).
I was in Corral C for the race. That made it easy since I was in Corral C for Saturday’s race in Indianapolis also.
I arranged a meetup for our Fifty States Half Marathon Club at 5:45a prior to the race. It was a great turnout. We even had Jim all decked out in the pig outfit.
Now, on to the race. The starting area was easily organized and easy to maneuver through the crowds.