“Midnight Marathon”


I made it to Wakefield, Massachusetts at about 8:45 PM for the start of the “Ultra Around the Lake” Marathon, which started at 9 PM on Friday, July 25, 2015.  The event was not “just” a marathon, but also a 12 hour and/or 24 hour “Ultra” run for people who think marathons are for wimps.  Those hearty persons run for 12 or 24 hours, not merely the set distance of 26.2 miles that is a marathon.  I’ll stick with the marathon, thank you very much.  The race was around a flat, about 3.3 mid course around a lake in the center of Wakefield, Mass.  Much of it was lit, but some of it was fairly dark.  All in all, I’m happy to have done one at night, but won’t repeat it.  The pavement was a little uneven in parts, but overall it was a good experience.  https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=27150

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Living in the Hudson Valley of New York State, at age 40 (almost 41), I had a health scare and had to make serious changes in my eating and exercise habits. This is the story of how, I went from Morbidly Obese to being a Marathon Runner and ran 12 marathons in 12 months. After I ran several more, I did something I never imagined possible: I am an Ironman.

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