12 guys, 200 miles, 2 vans, sweat, blisters, and a ton of food. My first Hood to Coast was an absolute success.

I got asked to join the Dairy Airs H2C team about 2 months before the big race. I figured it would be a great “gut-check,” considering it was only 6 weeks before the Portland Marathon.

Nothing that I did in training could have prepared me for H2C. The doubling up twice a week with my runs, the intervals, the long runs, the nutrition, nothing. Staying awake for over 30 hours and running when the last thing you want to do is stand up, is, well, hard.

I did leg 10. Which meant that I was in van 2 and had to run leg 10, 22, and 34. Cumulative mileage was just over 15 miles and my average pace was about 6:50/mile. The Dairy Airs ended up 45th overall (out of 1250 teams) and 6th in mens open corporate20110907-073921.jpgSee you next year guys!



~ by Michael Wolber on September 8, 2011.

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