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@meggayman

Seattle, WA Raving since 2017 Active 3 years, 1 month ago

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Personal Bests (2)

Race Distance Location Date Result
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Sep 18, 2016 3:25:13
Half Marathon Vancouver, Canada 2011 1:33:04

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Past Races (6)

Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Half Marathon Bellingham, WA Sep 24, 2017 1:37:03
Half Marathon Vancouver, Canada Aug 12, 2017
Marathon Hopkinton, MA Apr 17, 2017
Marathon Snoqualmie Pass, WA Sep 18, 2016 3:25:13
Half Marathon Vancouver, Canada Aug 13, 2016 1:39:58
Half Marathon Vancouver, Canada 2011 1:33:04

My Raves

Things I loved: free photos! a relaxed and welcome feeling a beautiful course relatively flat, but with some challenges in there the medal is pretty the town is fun to … MORE

Things I loved:
free photos!
a relaxed and welcome feeling
a beautiful course
relatively flat, but with some challenges in there
the medal is pretty
the town is fun to be in, lots of breweries and good places to eat
the band at the finish line was great

Things I didn’t love:
hard to find a cheap place to stay overnight
the race shirts weren’t available for everyone at the expo
not very many pacers, would have been nice to have a 1:35

DIFFICULTY
4
PRODUCTION
5
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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This course makes you feel like you're floating on air. The unique start of running 2 miles through a pitch black tunnel to crossing bridges and seeing waterfalls and rock … MORE

This course makes you feel like you’re floating on air. The unique start of running 2 miles through a pitch black tunnel to crossing bridges and seeing waterfalls and rock climbers along the way makes for interesting scenery.
A couple of words of advice:
1) Don’t rely on pacers for your BQ. There aren’t many pacers for the BQ times you’ll need. Pace band and accurate timing via TRT is the way to go because the tunnel will mess with your GPS.
2) Bring your own water and fuel. I ran with a pack and didn’t stop at any of the water stations that could potentially be enough for some runners, but I know i needed my pack, most people have hand held water bottles.
3) Wear a headlamp through the tunnel. It’s easy to drop it off at the bag check specifically for the headlamps at the end of the tunnel.
4) Train for downhill running. Even though it’s gradual, if your quads aren’t prepared the last few miles will be very tough.

While this race is small, there’s some pretty good competition out there. This particular race can sometimes straddle the Boston Entry Window so if you BQ in it, you could potentially use the race for the following year and the year after (I qualified in 2016, which meant I was able to register for Boston 2017 and can register for 2018 off of this same race)

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
3
My Report
SCENERY
5
SWAG
3

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