I have run this race before so I knew the finish, but we thought it would be good for first timers and to make all of us a little more prepared for the race. It was a lot of fun. There were quite a few other runners out Saturday as well.
We ran on a bunch of different surfaces, black top, sand and board walk. We were really feeling that headwind on the way back to the finish. Workers were putting up new fence at the Long Branch boardwalk. For the Marathon? Who knows? Probably just regular maintenance.
I'm looking forward to the race coming up in May. So far, this is the most I have prepared for a marathon.