It was in the low 50s and sunny when we were transported from Spaghetti Factory (which is the finish line) to the start line at adidas headquarters. I love being at the start line because I can feel the joy and excitement of all the runners and walkers around me.
pre-race pic (L-R): my gf - me - my gf's gf - my gf's gf's gf
This part of the course is about past mile 23 of the Portland Marathon route. I told my girlfriend, "How come it's much easier to run this part today than during the Portland Marathon?" We both laughed.
under interstate bridge - past mile 1
I love downtown Portland. Not too big, not too small. Just perfect.
view of downtown PDX from Broadway Bridge - 2.5 miles
Seeing the banners up along the Waterfront are treat to me! I look forward to running Portland Marathon. It will be my 5th consecutive year to run it, and hubby too. My goal for the Portland Marathon is to run 10:00 pace comfortably.
Portland Marathon banners are up along Waterfront - just past 4 miles
view of the finish line
well-organized drop bags
line to the beer garden
pints but no pasta. the pasta line was looooong.
post-race pics with the girls
post-race pic with my girlfriend, hubby
My girlfriend and I crossed the finish line together and accomplished my girlfriend's goal. We finished in 1:00:30. Hubby also accomplished his goal and finished in 47:35. Today was a great day!