It wasn't as bad as last week. I wasn't counting steps (yes, last week I did that to get through the last mile.) The roads were mostly clear. I didn't feel sick when I finished. It was sunny. I got really sick this week and almost died Wednesday (being a bit dramatic here), still felt lousy and was home on Thursday and went back to work on Friday but could have legitimately stayed home. I wasn't even sure I would be able to do this and I could. I wasn't tired later and actually had a lot of energy all day.
Then the bad.....
I was really tired though a lot of this. It was windy. It was really cold. I couldn't drink my water without a great deal of effort because of all the ice. I was achy and tired as I was finishing.
The really bad........
Look at this email I got today.
It is with great regret that we have to inform you that the York Harbor Half Marathon will not be taking place on 3/16/14.
We were notified by the York Police Dept. and Fire Dept. on Wednesday (2/26/14) that they feel it is unsafe for runners to run on the roads due to the high snow banks and conditions of the roads, i.e., potholes and more snow that could fall between now and race day.
We tried to work with them, giving them three additional dates to reschedule the race two in April and one early May. They were not interested in rescheduling. We gave them an alternate route, they again were not interested in rerouting the course.
Running4free will refund all of your entry fees. This process might take us 30-45 days as we have to locate everyone’s payment methods and contact information, etc. Its going to be very time consuming for us to issue refunds through PayPal. We can not issue refunds through PayPal that are over 60 days so we will be writing checks and mailing refunds if you registered over 60 days ago. We ask that you bear with us during this process and if you have any questions, please either call or email us.
We are so upset about this as we have been planning this race for a year now and I know runners have been training for this event. In 19 yrs of Race Management we have never dealt with a Town that had so little interest in working together and building an event.
We thank you for registering and being part of the decision process, i.e., t-shirt colors without our customers, we would be nothing. We were so looking forward to a March Half Marathon in Southern Maine. We will locate a course and a Town that wants to work with us in 2015.
Last year I did 5 half marathons not well trained partly because of my sprained ankle. I have trained so thoroughly for this and then this happens! I am searching for a substitute but halves in New England in mid March are scarce.
I have to say I also used to do the All Women and One Lucky Guy in York and that got moved to. I am guessing the town isn't easy to work with.
So if you know of any mid March to late March halves in northern NE or NY let me know.