2018 Mt Hood Marathon
Published: Sept. 14, 2018, 2:25 p.m.
Describe your race day.
We got to the site and it was dark minus the flood lights. Right before the race they announced they were shutting them off so we could experience first light. beginning to end to end was pretty epic
Did you PR?
I PRd and BQ!
How would you describe the course?
Excellent, description was spot on. No surprises at all.
Tell us about your training.
Did lots of downhill training and downhill treadmill of progressing distances and used JD running(I am a coach)
Do downhill training period. Those who came with us and trained only speed or few hills paid dearly and severely underperformed. If you practiced and mastered downhill technique you'll be fine. Best course but hardest course I've ever done.
What advice would you give future runners?
Downhill, and strength train those legs!!
What fun things did you do in the area before or after the race?
Japanese garden and rose garden