Race: Empire Fitness 1/2 Marathon
Runner: Coach Sara Fjortoft
Race Date: 11/21/2020
Location: Spokane, WA
Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/4370800648
3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?
- Scenic – it was along the centennial trail and went along the Spokane river
- Great weather – we got lucky with the weather – it was sunny and crisp but this time of year in the Spokane it is usually hit or miss!
- Virtual option
Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
I loved everything about it, and can’t wait to run this course again!
Weird factor – What’s the weirdest thing about this race?
It became an unofficial race due to CODIV-19. There were not as many participants, volunteers along the course, or water stations.
Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?
This was my first 1/2 marathon so I was trying to take it all in and enjoy the run. I surprised myself with my time and ran faster than I thought I would!
My pace was faster than expected. I listened to my body and took really good care of It during this training. I ran less mileage and less runs during the week with a good mix of cross training.
Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?
Beautiful course that goes along the Spokane river!
Difficulty – Is it a tough course?
Fairly flat, with some rolling hills
Sara Fjortoft is a coach with Team RunRun. To learn more about her or to work with Coach Sara, check out her coaching page.