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I always enjoy running this 5k every year. First of all, I enjoy the drive to this race, for I travel on Columbia Parkway which provides some of the most beautiful river views in Cincinnati. FYI, It was featured in the movie <i>Rainman</i>.<br><br>
And the course itself is pretty scenic, since it's held in the beautiful Village of Mariemont. Here's a picture of the Mariemont Inn, near the course.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://i12.tinypic.com/4uj2yro.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><br>
The course is mostly a flat one. It starts with a short downhill by the high school track. Then it winds around the flat, tree lined streets of MariEmont. Then you climb up A hill at the end and finish with a lap around the track.<br><br>
It was pretty hot and humid this morning, so the tree lined streets and the shade they provided were greatly appreciated.<br><br>
I saw one of my fellow coaches from the St. Ignatius track team there who was running with her son.<br><br>
She finished first in her age group, as did her 12 year old son.<br><br>
Me? I started fast, running the first mile in 6:24. The second mile I was at 13:10. The 3rd mile , my pace slipped quite a bit , but I was still pretty proud of my 20:55.<br><br>
Today, that was even good enough for second in my age group. And it was a 50 second improvement from my time of last week, so.... I'll take it.
 

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Thanks duckie, EQ and Alex <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I might as well give the Mariemont Inn a plug although I've never stayed there.<br><br>
I think it's a historic place or historic inn or something.<br><br>
The Flying Pig course goes right past it.<br><br><a href="http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/180" target="_blank">http://www.historichotels.org/hotel/180</a>
 

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Do gods even age? <img alt="confused.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/confused.gif"><br><br>
Thanks Hairy, Sierra , Ga Rebel Runner and Altoids<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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