2018 Mt Hood Half Marathon
Published: Aug. 9, 2018, 5:37 a.m.
Describe your race day.
Got up at 2:15!! Earliest I’ve ever gotten up for a race. But my friend and I were excited too. Drive about 30 min to shuttles. Then took the shuttles up to start. The start of the race was beautiful running right into the view of the moon! Loved the shade and the trees on both sides. A lot of the times I was by myself and I enjoyed that! I felt great until about mile 6.5 then slowed a bit. The gradual up at 7 tired me. I had done a half marathon race the wwwk prior so my legs were feeling it. I kept going and tried to pick up my pace. And I was missing having my music on race day! When we got on the marathon course I didn’t love it. It was so different from the rest of the course. I didn’t like the sun, traffic and slight uphill there. Turning into the trout farm was great. I loved the narrow road and slight down to the finish. Felt good to cross that finish line and get my medal!
Did you PR?
No. I was 4 min off my PR
How would you describe the course?
The course was beautiful. Loved the trees on both sides and shade. Loved that there was minimal traffic until mile 10 when meeting with the marathon course ...that was my least favorite part. I did enjoy though when we turned into the trout farm. I was thinking there would’ve been more downhill since that’s what revel courses are known for but thought it was more of a flat course with some down and gradual ups.
Tell us about your training.
I trained 9 weeks on a plan (before that was already running just not training for anything) Speedwork...mile repeats, yassos, tempo runs. Also ran downhill courses.
What advice would you give future runners?
Feel proud as you put your medal on!
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Came from eastern Oregon about 3 hours away. Didn’t do a whole lot because we had to get up so dang early!