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The Portland marathon is over! Just one more marathon to go. I hope to have lots of pictures soon, but please enjoy these factoids. Also I made a meme-styled picture thing. I think it captures how I feel moving through the marathon.
Portland gives out a lot of graphics for such a small race. Most of these are pretty self-explanatory.
|I'm above average. Sort of. My age/grade is 50.87%|
|Not sure why they split the data. |
In total I passed 868 runners and was passed by 64 runners.
I wasn't as sore at the end of this marathon as in Chicago. But I did get a bit hypothermic. After the race I took my complimentary tree seedling and waddled off towards the hotel we chose as our meeting location. I was shaking uncontrollably and knew I would need to stop someone and tell them I was in trouble if I didn't find the hotel soon. Fortunately, I found it. And a few coffees later I was shaking a bit less and feeling a whole lot better. I am still getting back to an appropriate temperature.
I still think I can get under four hours. And I still think beating 3:52 is not out of the question. I will need much better conditions. But as I've learned in all of my training: "The next run will be better."
Anyway, I'm going to bed (Totally legit. It's almost 9pm here).