Nov 02, 2005
5K: 15:41-Portland Track Festival 2010
10K: 31:34-Linfield College (Track) 2012
10 Mile: 51:57-Pear Blossom 2009
1/2 Marathon: 1:10:42-Foot Traffic Flat 2010
Marathon: 2:29:35-Newport 2013
Short-Term Running Goals:
Run the Rock 50 - Nov
Long-Term Running Goals:
Sub 1:10 Half Marathon
Sub 2:30 Marathon
Bend, OR. Probably my favorite running city in the world.
Why is that? It has a good reputation, but why?
Probably a combination of a number of things. Fantastic trails just minutes from downtown.
As a road runner, the city streets are very ‘rolly’ that are fun to run.
There are bike lanes on virtually every street which I use early in the morning.
The residents are hyper aware of bikes/runners/walkers and are extremely considerate.
Outside of downtown city streets, there are limited street lights so you can run with the stars.
I just always seem to feel good here (elevation? dry air?).