On November 02, 2013, I had to do an 18 mile training run. It so happened that we had a 10K in my normal running area in downtown Charleston, the James Island Connector 10K. My running friend, Amy “The Tiny Terror” recommended I sign up for the race and add that into my training run, to relieve some boredom, support a good cause, and run the Connector, which we cannot do any other time. Sign me up! So I had two new running friends, that were going to run with me for the 18 miler, Evan & Luke. I passed along the idea of the connector run, and they were in agreement and we were all signed up for the race.
So Evan and I met at the MUSC Wellness Center at 6am to start the 18 mile run. We ran 10.3 miles together. The race was to start at 8:30am. We made a quick stop back at the vehicles to freshen up before the race. We then headed over to Cannon Park for the race start, where we met up with Luke. We had about 20 minutes to walk around and stay loose before the race started.