Ok the race review.
This is the first race i ever went to completely by myself, no one to run with and no cheerleader on the sideline. That was empowering but also not as much fun.
I knew from the beginning it was not going to be a great race day for me, you know when you just get that feeling?
I didn’t want to get up early then my google maps app took me all over the place so i got there with like 15 min to spare to pick up my bib# before i was supposed to board the shuttle to the start line. Parking was crazy and i had to walk a little ways to get to the race area.
This was the first year they added on the half marathon which added a whole new logistical thing for them. So the half marathon started at the spaghetti factory and was out and back. The 10k people were shuttled to the 6 mile point and our timing chips started from there and we ran to the finish line.
So i got there and got my bib about 6:50, the last shuttle was supposed to depart at 7:00……..the line was wrapped around the parking lot several times.
The half marathon started pretty much on time at 7:35. The 10k was supposed to start at 7:30 but was pushed to 7:50 because of the line of people. 7:50 came and went and i was still in line for the shuttle as were several hundred other people. They said not to worry, that our timing chip would start counting once we crossed the start line.
45 minutes later i am still in line waiting for a shuttle……..the first 10k finishers start crossing the finish line…….that so didn’t help my mood. I finally got on a shuttle and started the race.
This was a killer race for me, my legs were so tight it hurt, I did a lot of walking/slow jogging. My goal was a 1:30 time for this race (yes i run slower than a turtle walks) but with all the pain and walking and hills i figured i was more like 1:45. Got my time later that day…….1:29:44, wooohoooo!!!! Beat my goal my 16 seconds. I know that doesnt sound like a lot, but it was huge for me, especially on that day.
This is oregon so of course the top of the medal is a bottle opener hahaha.
Post race they had spaghetti with mariara sauce and spaghetti with oil and cheese. They also had salad with a balsalmic vinegrette. I was dying so i only ate a little but it was actually pretty delicious.
Overall i wanted to die but i enjoyed the race and the post race festivities, however i think they need to work on their planning for future years.
Today’s capsule wardrobe:
Maroon jeggins, navy long sleeve shirt, and black ballet flats
I super love the sleeves of this top
How is your day going?
What did you do to workout today?
I swam for about 45 min with my trainer running drills.