Location: Seattle, WA
Results – 2:11:39
3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most
First one, I get to enjoy the run like I’ve never been before. I did all of the things I’ve learned since I start training. Second, I proof it to myself that I can do it and I did it well. Last one, I met so many cool people during my run!
Not so much – aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you
I started to feel a little pain on my 5th mile, which I thought was very early.
Weird factor – what’s the weirdest thing about this race
Nothing weird enough to talk about..:)
Highlights of your race – what did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular
Even when I was in pain, I enjoy the fuck out of the run. I remember what you said about it. I also know that my body is ready for it.
Lessons for others – share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner
Keep doing it. Listen to your body, pace well, and enjoy the fuck out of it..:)
Lessons you learned that will help you next time around
Never give up
Aesthetics – is it a pretty course
It was a very pretty course. Arboretum was beautiful! I thing I shed a few tears when I passed the Japanese Garden. There was Japanese drum circle type of band, and they were AMAZING!!!
Difficulty – is it a tough course
No. I don’t think so. I’ve done Seattle HM (in November) and that one was hard
Organized and well run – did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?
Competition – is there a strong field?
I personally didn’t pay attention on that since
Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.
I don’t think so since I didn’t have to do much as far as registration. It was smooth sailing for me..
Weather and typical race conditions –
Weather was perfect. Not too hot, and the morning was cool.
Gear – did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next guy?
I don’t think so
Spectators – is this a friendly course for your friends
The Overall Score – how many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it