A beautiful downhill run (about: 2006)|
A. C. from Seattle, Wa (3/10/07)
11-50 previous marathons
| 1 Ogden Marathon
The Ogden Marathon is run, along a Utah trail,
The runners come from all around, determined not to fail.
The expo starts the whole thing off the day before the treat,
But don't expect a pasta feed, unless you hit the street.
An early morning start they say, complete with morning chill,
The school bus finds its way up to the top of some far hill.
I've heard the course is beautiful, but it's too dark to know,
But soon I'll know just for myself, as daylight starts to glow.
The lines up to the porta-pots, are not too bad today,
And bonfires line the starting pits to keep us warm they say.
The starting cannon catches many runners by surprise,
It happened after some delays, beneath the morning skies.
The shuffle of the feet you hear, as runners start to move,
While early in the marathon, with something yet to prove.
The beauty of the course by now is plainly in my view,
With trees, and bees, and animals, there's always something new.
They said it is a downhill run, of this you can be sure,
And if you harm your quadriceps, there is no easy cure.
The miles come, the miles go, the sun now climbing high,
And now that I am in my zone, I think that I can fly.
There was a lake along the way, mid miles of road and timber,
And now and then a runner stops to work on getting limber.
By now my quadriceps tell me that they would like a rest,
I know by now that I'm about to take the greatest test.
The miles ahead begin to look a little bit more rough,
As I prepare for mental tasks that make a runner tough.
It's through the park and into town, as houses do appear,
I wonder if the finish line could anywhere be near.
I finally see the families who now line the final blocks,
And up ahead I long to see the finish line and clocks.
But wait, the clock now in my view no longer tells the time,
They say a breeze while passing smashed it to the finish line.
Now when I see my children, I'm still standing on my feet,
And wondering if the finish line has something I can eat.
The food was claimed by others who were faster in the drama,
The kids say that's no problem dad, let's go to Chuck o Rama.