18 mile run around Madison

September 7th we were in Madison, Wisconsin to enjoy Ironman Wisconsin race weekend.  I LOVE Ironman Wisconsin, race weekend and the community!!  We have met some incredible “family members” through Ironman Wisconsin.  I am truly blessed and lucky to have such amazing and inspirational people in my life!!

Saturday morning my husband and I went to the volunteer meeting at 8 am at the Monona Terrace, then changed into our running gear before heading out the door for our 18 mile run around Madison.  Even though we have run in Madison many times before, it was fun to go on a LONG run somewhere other than home.

A beautiful start to our run...running down the helix at Monona Terrace to the lake front.
A beautiful start to our run…running down the helix at Monona Terrace to the lake front.
Water stop at a new, beautiful park  on the eastern edge of Lake Monona.
Water stop at a new, beautiful park on the eastern edge of Lake Monona.
Many ducks basking on the shore of Lake Monona...
Many ducks basking on the shore of Lake Monona…
A look at downtown from across Lake Monona...
A look at downtown from across Lake Monona…
Awesome man hole covers around Madison...
Awesome man hole covers around Madison…

The last 4 miles were a challenge…with full sun, high temperatures and high humidity, the only saving grace was the winds blowing in our face.  It felt great to get this run done, submerge ourselves in Lake Monona to cool down and enjoy the scenery in a “new” location.  With our run behind us, we could now spend Sunday volunteering and spectating for all of the Ironman Wisconsin athletes!!

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4 thoughts on “18 mile run around Madison

    1. You are so welcome Mike!! We love being an active part of Ironman Wisconsin Weekend every year (whether we’re racing, volunteering or spectating). I always say…Mother Nature can give me a challenging training day before the race as long as she takes it easy on the athletes come race day. You may not have had the heat on race day, but the winds were a bit much. Glad you had a great race and welcome to the Ironman Club!! 🙂

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