Wednesday, June 8, 2011

DXA2 2011

This past Sunday was the annual Dexter to Ann Arbor half marathon, 10k, and 5k runs. The poison I picked was of the 13 mile variety (more on this later). What I heard, word of mouth, at the start was that over 4,000 people had registered for the race. It certainly looked it: a long corral of people outside a public school in Dexter, stretching as far as the eye could see, idly pacing in place to the tune of "Eye of the Tiger" and its ilk. Pretty exciting stuff.

This is me, disoriented and in pain.

I haven't run in a distance race since 2002, but the DXA2 run was probably the best reintroduction to the sport I could hope for. Everyone was in a really good mood and happy to be out there. My time was not record-breaking —2:17 for the half — but friend of Damn Arbor and occasional contributor, Adam Warner, placed in the top 10 for his age group in the 10k.

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