Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Great Alaskan Maritime Marathon

What a month it has been! We just returned from the Inaugural Great Alaskan Maritime Marathon. John and I hosted over 100 runners and their family on a week full of clinics, running races, great food and beautiful scenery. The idea was to challenge runners to complete the marathon distance 26.2 miles over the course of a few days. Sounds easy right? Wrong! They ran 2 miles on deck, a half marathon in Juneau, 5 miler in Sitka and 10K trails in Ketchikan. By the end of the week our legs were tired but we all were sporting shiny new marathon medals for the first and only staged marathon on a Cruise ship! The highlight was getting to know runners from all over the nation AND seeing a whale in the first mile of the half marathon. What a trip...

It was so successful we are planning another GAMM trip for 2007. Stay tuned for more details.

Happy Trails,

Coach Jenny