Another Half Marathon, another training day. (getting sick of this trend yet??)
Another day that honestly could not have been much more hot and humid. And anyone who thinks Portland is a flat town needs to look again. OPH organizers, did you hunt down every hill in Portland on purpose? Seriously?
Eric had had an event on Saturday (more on that later!) and I had had a solid week of training which included a legit 10 miles at some kind of Marathon (NOT ultra) tempo. Whoops!! And a ton of bike miles on Saturday. And a whole bunch of other stuff that is hardly worth mentioning, except for the noticeable fact that my legs were dead on Sunday AM. NO juice. DEAD.
I assumed we would take it easy but still be able to squeak out something in the 1:55 range.
OH SNAP. NO SIR.
|The whole gang pre race.|
We had no idea what lay ahead.
Well, I did not as I never bother to look at course maps/elevation profiles....