Hectic week at the office including some travel so my race recap from the Duxbury Half-Marathon is a bit delayed. Last Saturday bright and early it was off to Duxbury, Massachusetts for the Duxbury Half-Marathon. With some rain and wind whipping through the night before, the morning of race day brought some nice weather to the area which made for some very comfortable race conditions.
The Duxbury Half-Marathon kicked off at 7:30 AM from the Duxbury Senior Center and a nice crowd of runners toed the starting line. Funds from the race benefit the Duxbury Senior Center’s Alzheimer’s programs and it was great to see such a good group of runners tackling 13.1 miles to raise funds for such a good cause.
The first 8 or so miles of the race featured some really nice hilly terrain with both rolling hills and decent uphill legs mixed into the course. The run took place through wooded roads, alongside the ocean views and through neighborhoods throughout Duxbury and a nice stretch through the quaint downtown area had a good crowd out cheering runners along.
The race was extremely well supported with water on the course and Gatorade at one of the later stops, as well. Post-run, bagels, fruit, water and local oysters were available for runners to help refuel after the 13.1 mile race. The oysters were freshly shucked right at the finish line, can’t get much better than that!
Throughout the race, felt pretty good running a nice steady pace throughout and went out with a goal to run a consistent half-marathon. The month of March presented some challenging winter conditions for training but I still was able to maintain my goal of running steadily and finished the Duxbury Half-Marathon with a time of 2:00:38.