Last week, I wrote about the BEST of 2018. As you know with running, everything is not “wine and roses.”
Here are some of the not so stellar moments of 2018.
- Worst Race(s)
So what determines a “bad” race? Slowest?? Hardest? Ugliest course? Most unorganized?
Any of the above.
Les 20 km de Paris
Due to the heat and lack of water, this was a very tough race.
Brew 2 Brew Half Marathon
This course was awful – around a parking lot and then on a main road with traffic.
Brooklyn Half Marathon
This was bad only because of the weather – freezing and wet for all 13.1 miles,
RnR Montreal Half Marathon
A very poorly organized race with an ugly course route and no food at the end.
Pelham Half Marathon
The hilliest course I’ve ever seen.
- Worst Run(s)
Any run done on a treadmill, of course.
And probably one that I did in sub-zero temps.
There also was the time that I tripped over a dog on the streets of Manhattan. No photo of my injuries, however.
- Worst Picture(s) from a Run or Race
This is hard because I usually fake smile when I see a photographer or delete the photo if it is ugly. But I found a few not so flattering ones:
- Race Experience(s) you would never repeat:
The only one would be Brew 2 Brew because there are so many other half marathons in Florida in the winter. (And yes, the medal was that small.)
You can’t control the weather or the hills. I am sure with all the negative reviews, RnR Montreal will be greatly improved next year.