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I got out there on the Wednesday and I think I over did it a bit on the sightseeing.
I was a bit disappointed with the Expo, mainly for two reasons. First being I walked down from the Planetarium and kind of came in the wrong entrance so the “Wow” factor was lost. Secondly because you had to fight all the way from the front to the back to pick up the bag and t-shirt after getting the race number. Mind you my girlfriend picked up a few pairs of trainers way below what you can get them for in the UK.
Saturday I combined a Pasta Brunch with a cruise which was fantastic.
Race day was a mixed bag. Would of loved a 3:45 pb but with the temperature forecasts I settled for an easy first half and ramp up the pace on the second. All went well till the wheels fell off with 4 km to go. Still managed under 4 hours with the second half only 30 seconds slower so can’t be too disappointed.
My girlfriend managed to get to the curb at four places on route to see me flash by.
I loved the city. Second half of the race just seemed devoid of people. Even towards the end. Mind you I was a bit spaced out and the roads are wide.
Best part I think was standing in those fountains with the video walls in them after the race.
We spend most of the trip with a toy cow called Jeff getting photographed at every opportunity. My girlfriend’s kid couldn’t come so she was following Jeff’s holiday on Facebook. So if you say a cow on the big Abbott A at the expo, then that will explain it J