Run this one for you, not for the race (about: 2011)|
C. P. from Tulsa, OK (12/11/11)
6-10 previous marathons
| 1 Kickin' Route 66 Mother Road Run Marathon
Ran the full. Map to the starting line was pretty vague. Ended up late to the start because the map did not indicate which exit to take off of the interstate. (Seemed to be designed for locals.) Frustrating. Water tables were infrequent, take your own hydration, or expect to get really thirsty. The course starts out really nice. Trees, wooded areas. Nice. As it gets closer to Springfield, it gets pretty ugly. The last 5-6 miles, very ugly. Note, you are literally on old Route 66, not an adjacent trail. Fighting the cars the whole way. Strangely, there were 4-5 truck driver training schools in the last 5 or so miles, so you're dealing with rookie semi-drivers. A little unnerving. Did I mention to take your own hydration?