Rock n roll > this Sunday Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe were shut down for one of the biggest organized races in the country: the PF Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon. The Arizona leg of the nationwide run starts in downtown Phoenix in front of the state capitol and ends in Tempe at Sun Devil Stadium.
Some of the party posse ran the 1/2 marathon and for most of us that 13.1 miles was the longest distance we'd ever ran. The desert winter Sunday morning boasted unsurprising perfect weather but the run itself was a blissful hell. Keeping up with a 6-foot-4 Canadian cyclist for 2 hours 13 minutes was tough enough and weaving through 20K runners/joggers/walkers while all injuries over the last 2 years hint at resurfacing added an entirely new challenge level to both body and psyche.
Nonetheless, it felt great to finish alive and start 2011 off with a big goal accomplished. Cheers to all the new personal records across zBORED :j Marc