All I can say is that I love the Eugene Marathon. I had so much fun! The course was great, so pretty and for the most part – flat.
The expo wasn’t too big and we were able get through it pretty quick. I also put this awesome magnet for the fridge. I’m pretty sure Ryan is going to love it…
The morning of the race went really well. I had set my race outfit the night before so there was no stress.
I had my coffee, bagel, water and was ready to go at 6am.
I met up with my friend Chloe and we rode the shuttle bus together.
My only complaint was the bathrooms at the start. It was pure chaos… Thankfully Chloe found a short line and we made it with 5 minutes before the start of the race! (great job Chloe!)
I finished the race in 3:40:59. I still can’t believe my average pace was 8:26 per mile. That is crazy to me! How’d I do that?! I had great support and was so happy to see family and friends along to course. The coolest thing to me is that I felt great after the race. I didn’t feel the need to take a nap – totally different from how I felt after the Portland Marathon.
And on Monday I received a surprise treat from Ryan!!! Edible Arrangements is really good.
Now on to – moving, the Brooklyn half-marathon, a wedding (yay Elena!) and then a trip to Costa Rica. So busy … all the time!