Thanks to my sweet and experienced husband, I had some tips for getting ready for race, including some great training and day-of advice. I got to run what's been nicknamed "The Fleet Feet Flat" on Sauvie Island near Portland. (Fleet Feet is a running store in Portland that sponsors the race)
The course was beautiful and flat, so all that running in the humidity of MS and then NC on hills paid off!
|Thomas volunteered at the race, so we rode the shuttle to the island early in the morning|
I was really surprised how easy the race seemed. Thomas had told me that the last 3 miles are really hard, and I kept waiting for that to happen, but it never really did. Only after the race did he tell me that he was "overpreparing" me to make it easier. What a guy.
|Finishing time: 2:15:45! I has very pleased to be under 2:30.|
Sauvie Island is full of family-owned farms. As a prize for the runners, some of the farmers provided strawberries for delicious strawberry shortcake! I ate 2 helpings.
Now to find a place to put my medal and to choose my next race! I definitely want to do it again!
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