Last Saturday I ran the Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon. I ran it last year and got a PR. My running has not been great this summer, so I had no expectations for this race other than finishing. Amy, Sophia and I headed out at 5:20. We parked up the hill from the finish and took the shuttle to the start.
One big complaint about this race is not enough Porta Potties at the start line. It is a small race about 1,000 runners, but there were only about 12 porta potties. The lines were super long. And the race started late by about 6 minutes. Once we started I felt good for the first few miles. It was warm about 70 and humid. This is a hilly course but the last 2 miles are down hill. About mile 8 the sun came out and with that I went for a 9:30 pace to a 10:30. I was very hot and walked a few hills. I finished in 2:08 which is slow for me. I did the best I could for the heat. At the finish I got my medal and a bottle of water. Jamie, who had a PR, got me some ice for my neck, which helped a lot.
Sophia and Amy also had great races. We had brunch at the Renaissance Café, which was ok, the owner is different, but the eggs were good.
Next up Spokane to Sandpoint Relay, it is going to be about 100 degrees. Have you ever run in super hot weather?