I’m so excited to get away for a trip that has no race, no work and no social obligation attached to it. Just relaxation. Unfortunately trying to wrap up things has just about taken it all out of me…and I’ll only be out 2 days!!! Wondering at what point sleep is not worth it…T-3 hours to get up and catch a flight. Here’s to hoping I wake up to one of the Twp alarms.
4 miles left. That’s 2 miles, twice. Okay. 8x800. 100 meters, 64 times.
So I’m pretty behind the ball on this race report, unfortunately things like work have gotten in the way.
The last weekend in July I headed out to Seattle to meet up with my dad and a family friend for the Eugene half marathon. Unfortunately my sister wasn’t able to make it, but she was there in spirit… and our planned matching outfits.
Saturday morning we headed from Seattle to Eugene (which should be a 4 hour drive, but with traffic it was more like 5 hours). Packet pickup was at the University of Oregon…. so we were sure to take a few pictures…..
Dad and I - home of the ducks!
We settled into our hotel… which was right on the marathon course and had a spectacular view of the river!
Race morning was great - I love early starts since I never sleep the day before the race and I like to have the day to relax post race. This was a 6:00 am start so we were there at 5:30 am.
Rocking my team shirt…
The race was pretty uneventful. Aside from my dad having registered my expected finish time as 1:50 and me being in corral A with the super fast people! I started our a bit faster than I wanted, averaging 8:30s but then dialed it in to 8:40s. I wanted to be sub-2 for sure, but was also gunning for a PR (current was 1:55). But I hadn’t been training for it so I was going to be happy to finish and feel good.
There was a pretty decent hill at mile 8 that took a lot out of me. It was rough from there on out. I managed to keep it under control but didn’t get my times downs to where I want to be.
However it was all worth it to finish on the track at Hayward field! I didn’t get my goal time, but was sub-2. A strong 1:57 finish.
check out that finish
Dad did great too as did our family friend.
Orange is the new black.
Best part of the race was the bloody mary made with house infused chile vodka.