May 29, 2010
Running the Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, MI has been a goal of mine for a couple of years. One of the reasons I've wanted to run this race is the course. It's an out and back course along the east side of Grand Traverse Bay. It's mostly flat, with some shade, and usually a good breeze off the water.
But my primary motivation for running this event is the group of people I run with. Every year about 10 to 25 of us from my running group participate in this event. There are some in the group who run Bayshore almost every year, and then there are the first timers like myself. After the race, everyone meets at one of the local resorts for a post race beach party. We eat, we drink, and we share race stories.
Overall I am happy with my performance. I ran my best Marathon (26.2 miles) with an official time of 3:35:59 (hh:mm:ss). This was 1:27 (hh:mm) faster than my first marathon.
Bayshore Marathon http://www.bayshoremarathon.org/