So green and brilliant sun when I arrived Sunday. P's let pickup a breeze - did my warmup on Hayward field so I could see the start and finish.
Race Am. Busy. Lots of runners. Tired.
Started on pace and felt tired right off. So I took the first 2 miles slower. Ate a gel at mile 5 which helped.
On pace then till mile 14. Again tired.
Gel 2 and sports beans. Getting wRm out and the course was flat- way too much got my liking, mentally touch to stay on target.
I tucked in for the last 6 miles and tried to pick it up / could not for my target goal of 315:
Tired and my legs were very heavy. Too much lack of sleep and nutrition,
I made goal B which was a BQ state for OR and a sold effort.
Only 5 mores states to redo for a BQ time in every state
Confident to pick my pace up for an all out effort for Run the Red marathon in 2 weeks.