Saturday, August 23, 2008

Hood to Coast, Leg 9

I didn't have a chance to write a Hood to Coast intro thanks to a grossly delayed flight from Houston to Portland, but I'll catch you up later.

Leg 9 - 6.87 miles, 44:03, 6:25 pace, avg HR 165?

I felt strong, but I made a mental mistake and thought I was running 5.87 instead of 6.87, so the last mile was challenging. I passed about 5 or 6 people, but four people whizzed by me at about a 6:00 pace. I hung with them for a quarter mile, but realized I'd pay for it later if I kept that pace. This leg was a great leg--mostly flat along an old railroad track. The first half was gravel, but the second half was on blacktop and it was faster. I ran this in the dark with my head lamp.


elf said...

Just remember you have two more legs to run... Good luck, and have fun!

Gaslight ;-) said...

I had no idea that you were running HTC-who was on your team? I reminisced about the event and its weather fondly during setup for Party in the Park on Saturday.