Just wanted to say good luck to all of you running Myrtle Beach Marathon this coming weekend. I hear it's a fun race.
You know, Adventure Geek's own Kings Mountain Marathon got its start in 2010 when Myrtle Beach canceled due to freak snow storm. Unbelievable really, when you consider how nice the weather typically is at the Beach this time of year. Perfect for a marathon, because you very rarely have to worry about freezing or overheating.
I have heard that Myrtle Beach has gotten very crowded in the past couple years. That's made parking a little difficult, and more importantly, it's made it hard to get out and get moving at the start of the race. The congestion doesn't last long. Just enough to be annoying. Keep in mind, though, that you're running 26 miles, and consider it a blessing in disguise. I also heard a few complaints from folks about the race's NO-headphones policy.
No worries, though! There's still plenty to look forward to. My good friend Granny T always sends me the newspaper clipping of the race recap from the local sports page. Can't wait to see it this year!