You get a training package...in the mail...before the race.
I won't be able to take advantage of the Muscle Milk (sorry Zooma!) because of my weird milk allergy. I volunteered to let hubby have that for his training. Don't want to waste it!
Then, at packet pick-up you get your bib, as well as...
ZOOMA Signature Swag Bag, including a cute tech tee, yoga mat, reusable bag, and stainless steel water bottle (over $50 value)
Not bad! After the race, there is a great party with a necklace, wine, massage, shopping, and live music. How awesome is that? I am slightly disappointed there is no actual "medal," but the rest of the items are sure pretty spiffy.
Though I'm a little scared. It has a 3.5 hour time limit and they say tons of hills (bridges). This does not bode well for me. I'm already thinking of how I want to tackle the training for this race. I'm almost wondering if I should focus more on hill training and speed work than really long runs. Zooma Annapolis will be my sixth half marathon and I'm thinking I have the ability to run it if I don't run many 10+ milers. Maybe, running a few less long runs and focusing on the hills and trying to speed up will help me not get swept in this 3.5 hour course.
What do you think? Would running fewer 10+ mile runs, but running more hills help me? Have you run this race? Any advice?