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October 21, 2009

Half Marathon in a Nor’Easter

Filed under: Uncategorized — love2wryte @ 5:46 pm

I once knew this guy (in his 60s) who’d send out these 10 page letters every time he completed the New York City Marathon. I called them his Marathon Missives.

I never understood why he thought everyone would be interested in every detail of his race. Now that I’ve conquered the challenge of a half marathon I completely understand. For today, I’ll just subject you to the weather report. (It was MISERABLE!)

I completed the United Healthcare Half Marathon (part of the Amica Marathon) in Newport, RI on Sunday October 18th in the middle of a freakin’ Nor’Easter! It POURED for the entire race. The winds were sustained (this race hugs the coastline so the majority of the time the wind was coming right off the ocean) at 25-25 mph (with gusts up to 45) and the temperature with the windchill was in the high 30’s. There was a Wind Advisory and a Coastal Flood Warning.

From the Amica site: “In some of the worst imaginable running conditions, over 2,500 runners finished this year’s Amica Marathon, UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon, and Team Relay.”

And I was one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  1. AWESOME! [That you finished – not that you were rained on]. But seriously, most people would have turned around and gone home [okay 2500 people didn’t, but I would have]. Of course you realize now, whenever you say you can’t do something, I will have to remind you that if you can run a marathon in a Nor’easter, you can do anything.

    Comment by Jennifer Colgan — October 21, 2009 @ 8:01 pm | Reply

  2. Much thanks!

    Comment by love2wryte — October 22, 2009 @ 7:48 am | Reply

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