I wanted to go out and see if I could do better than my first half marathon race in Corvallis, so I signed up for the Foot Traffic Flat half marathon on Sauvie Island, held each year on the 4th of July.
And, here it is:
A little faster overall this time (1:57:41 chip time), but I was hampered by the mass start (I was a reasonable way back from the starting line to begin), which meant that the first two miles (3.2 km for the metric readers) was spent shuffling and sliding among a group of slower runners. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as it stops you from going out too hard early and burning through all your muscle glycogen in an early blaze of glory. I did a much better job of nutritional intake and pacing this time, which helped quite a lot.