I ran in the Indianapolis Monumental half-marathon today. (The real runners ran in the full marathon – but I’m not up for that distance.) It is really an excellent event. Plenty of people, but not nearly as crowded as the Indy Mini. The course is also much nicer than the Mini. The Monumental goes north and features downtown, Meridian Street, and some nice neighborhoods on the near north side. It ran smoothly, and the weather was fairly nice – a little cool at 30 degrees, but sunny with no wind to speak of.
For me, the good news was a PR for a half marathon; the bad news – my time was 2:00:02. I really need a Garmin. Had I known, I could have cut 3 seconds off to break two hours! Still, it was a good time, and I definitely recommend the race to those who are into such things.