Monday, September 8, 2014

Catching up yet again...... Biggest Loser Half Marathon

Sorry everyone.  I have been such a lazy blogger....or maybe it is because my training has been so lacking that I am afraid to admit it.  Granted it was because of an injury and not just laziness.....ok there was some laziness if I am honest.  I feel like I may have used the injury as an excuse.....



Ok so when I left off in my last post the next thing I was going to talk about is the Biggest Loser Half in Killington VT.  I started out super excited about this weekend.  Tom had said he would go to Killington when I mentioned I had a race there.   I was so excited.  Plus a bunch of my IGRs would be there!  OMG that drive is forever.....I really prefer to fly places!!  I am going to try to not make this a forever post.  Saturday was the expo....I expected a huge deal since it was a Biggest Loser event but it was like a packet pick up at a 5k.
Race day outfit.

While I love the color but a cotton tshirt...really??  This was an expensive race!!



Tom and I went to dinner and then to get ice cream.  He was already a bit grumpy because there is ZERO things to do in Killington in the summer.

I really want to know what this is...... LOL

Fun menu......


Race day we had a 1.5 hour delay because of a crazy storm but then we were off.  I will say this right now.  This was THE HARDEST COURSE I HAVE EVER RUN (walked).  It was labeled as an easy course that was good for beginners.  That was a FLIPPING LIE!!  I was telling anyone who would listen....this was not what half marathons are usually like.  It was INSANE!!!

So here is the story in pictures.......

Waiting for the start



It was still a bit rainy at the beginning but it was fun.  Jen and I were sticking together doing the whole 3:1 thing....


It got very hot as the race went along and very sunny......right after this photo the rest of the race was up hill....steep steep hills...... Then at mile 11 we saw Tom and he walked us across the bridge to the ski lift.  Yup the ski lift.

While I appreciate Tom being there and he may have anyway but the reason he was there was that even thought we stayed at the HOST hotel.  They would not give runners late check out.  Race was supposed to start at 9 and check out was 11....so if you were not a super fast runner you were screwed.  Then we didn't even start until 10:30.....

We had to take a ski lift up, out clock was not stopped as promised and Jen is afraid of heights.....sounds fun right?  Well after a few minutes she calmed down until the ski lift stopped.  We were stuck there for a good 5 minutes.  Yup....time was still going, our muscles were tightening up and she was scared.






Then when we got off the ski lift we had to run down a loose grave super steep hill to the finish....it was really painful after about 10 minutes sitting down.



So basically I will not ever do another Biggest Loser event and I will let people know of my issues if they ever tell me they want to do one.

5 comments:

  1. Really, a cotton t-shirt for an expensive race? Come on! I get tech t-shirts at 5K's! Come on Biggest Loser!

    Sorry the raced sucked for you! thanks for the review. I was looking at one, but not anymore.

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    1. Right?!?!?! Crazy. I can't say for sure the others would suck too but if it is the same company there is a good chance! I really felt bad for the people who did this as their first......If I had I probably would never have done another!

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    1. I really felt bad for the people who did this as their first......If I had I probably would never have done another!

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  3. I got a tech shirt at the BL Half last year, but it was kinda cheesy and I never wore it lol
    I was also an ambassador last year, and was owed some merch and a refund at the expo. When I got there, no one knew anything about it, and tried to brush me off. My contact quit and didn't pass the details on to anyone. They did give me the refund and a shirt though, after the hubs complained. Loudly.
    The race itself was awesome, and meeting Dan was great.
    The teenie and I will try out their 5K in November, as plain old racers, we will see if anything improved!

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