I love, love, love to plan. I also love reading race recaps. Whether it's for one of my dream races, a race in a foreign country that I would never do, or a race I have coming up this year, I just love reading about other people's experiences.
Planning ahead for a race means reading all the recaps you can find!
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1) Rural Running Redhead Lincoln Marathon 2015 Recap
This one is well-written and interesting. More importantly, I learned stuff about the race I didn't already know. Like, that the marathon and half are split all the way til the end, that there are showers after the race, that there are thousands of porta-potties (my personal nemesis) and that she thinks it's a possible PR course. Great info. I'm sorry she didn't do as well as she would have liked. That's definitely a bummer. I also liked this recap because she's way faster than me, and I like to be amazed. While I am tempted to say something like "3:27 is great!" it is just so relative, and it's annoying to hear that when you don't think it's great. Still, nice work.
2) Race Recap: The Lincoln Marathon | A Hot Time In The Old Town! (Marathon Training Academy - 2015)
This one is great, as well. Lots of new info here, including about parking and the history of the race. However, she has a conflicting view point of the number of porta-potties than Rural Running Redhead, so now I'm torn. A little too much non-experience related info (think research paper). I prefer a story, but I guess it's nice to have all that in one place. By both accounts, it sounds like Lincoln last year was a bit like LA in 2014 - hot. She finished about where I probably would have finished so that gives her experience some relatability. Thanks, Angie!
3) Respect the Run - Race Report: Lincoln National Guard Marathon (2014)
This guy is the real deal. I like this recap because it's descriptive of the race course but moreso it's like a play by play of this guy's and his teammates' race and him actually competing for a top spot. Then he subtly drops on you at the end that.... oh I can't tell you. I'll just let you read it.
4) Lincoln National Guard Marathon Race Recap (2015)
This is a great recap but less because of what it says about the actual race and more because it was written by the 2015 female winner, Danna Herrick.
5) My Fit Focused Life - Lincoln Marathon – Last Minute Change of Plans (2014)
Describes the contrast between the first and second half of the full marathon. Well-written.
6) Centsible Runner: Lincoln Marathon Recap (2013)
This is a short and sweet. Not very descriptive of the race, but a couple who ran together and both did extremely well. It loses points for being from 2013.
7) Boston Bound Dad: Lincoln Marathon 2014 Recap
This is an okay recap, but it's more interesting that it was his first marathon, and then to read through some of the more recent stuff and see all he has done since then.
There you have it folks: my official Lincoln Marathon Recap Round-up. Now you can indulge in hours of race recaps without even having to go look for them!