When I first heard there was going to be a Runner’s World Event in Bethlehem, PA, I knew I had to sign up! Not only would it be a whole weekend full of running festivities, but it was also being held in the area where my husband went to college. What an incredible weekend it would be…
The Expo was spread throughout SteelStacks Campus in Bethlehem, PA. It was the absolute best setting for the Runner’s World weekend events.
The day before the Half, we went to the Expo and were surrounded by SO many great people! Look closely…you can see Shalane Flanagan standing at the information table!
I was REALLY excited to meet the #runchat guys at the #tweetup! They were so friendly and pumped to be running the half the next day. If you aren’t familiar with #runchat, it is a Q & A chat about running on Twitter twice a month. Definitely worth participating in if you haven’t already! I saw some fellow bloggers at the #tweetup, but was too nervous to say hello.
We also met Ultra Runner, Dean Karnazes. I tried to pickup strategies from him on how to build an “iron stomach.” He just advised eating while on the run a lot. Not knowing how awful my stomach was going to feel after the race, I should have tried his advice sooner!
One of the seminars, hosted by Bart Yasso, was Course Strategy for the Runner’s World Half Marathon. It actually was very helpful hearing tips about what hills to watch out for me and where water/fuel stops would be.
This is the area where we would finish the next day’s Half Marathon
We ate a pasta dinner with the Runner’s World Editors and then headed to our hotel for the night. Great first day in Bethlehem and there was still more to come the next day!
- Did you attend the Runner’s World Expo?
- What did you like best about it?