This past weekend was the Hell of the Northwest Half Marathon up at Alsea Falls. I think I’ve run this course like 6 times in competition, probably a dozen or more total.
My goal time going into it was 1 hour and 38 minutes. I wound up doing 1 hour 46 minutes and some change. So about 8 minutes short of what I really wanted.
I placed 5th overall and 1st in my age group. Overall I’m happy with the event. I had two sections that I walked a little, both of them were the steepest parts of the course so I don’t think walking really slowed me down much. In fact I think it probably made me a bit faster once I started to run.
The last 2 miles are a strava segment called “Avoid the Roots”. I managed to get the course record on that. I’m pretty happy with that.