Here is some Sound advice from the Hood to Coast Bulletin Board HERE:
Be an active participant when you aren't running. Drive if asked to, (unless you don't know the driving route), keep the clipboard, volunteer to walk with the next runner to the exchange and take their warm-up clothes back to the van. Talk to other runners at exchanges and ask how they are doing. If you see someone running particularly well, roll down the window of the van and tell them so. If you see someone in trouble stop and offer to help (if you safely can) or get they bib number so you can report the problem when you get to the next exchange. The more involved you are the more enjoyable the race is. Trust me, I have run with people who only ran and slept (needless to say we never invited them back again.)
- THIS WEEKEND...
I have not felt great about my HTC training, barely making weekly mileage over what I will be running in my 3 legs this weekend. I know I will finish the miles, but with speed? A bit concerned about that.
I set out SPEEDY with a 7:40 pace, WOW where did that come from?? I knew that was a little fast so I held back..
7:53 pace- this would get me a Half Marathon PR, cant believe my first half is still my fastest..
8:18 pace- I still cannot believe I ran an entire Marathon at this pace, wowzers..
Lots of bikers no runners.
I hate bugs.
It would be hard to talk and bike fast.
It is getting dark and spooky.. UGH!!
I sped up the last few miles because I was honestly pretty creaped out. I just wanted to get back to my car. When I realized I could end up with sub 8:00 pace I was INSPIRED. Focused on my turnover, legs, legs legs...
Last mile 7:47!! Overall pace 7:56 and I made it back to my car safely.. So EXCITED to run Hood to Coast, regardless of pace I will have a blast..
- I am a part of a TEAM. No matter my pace, I will be an active participant and ENJOY this special time...
- Tell me about a time you were a part of a TEAM.