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Hood to Coast - Van 2

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Oh Hood to Coast, how I love to hate you. I really have mixed feelings about Hood to Coast, but Susan loves it so being a good friend and running partner I agreed to do it again this year. Besides running on the road, getting no sleeping, sitting in traffic jams and inhaling exhaust, Hood to Coast is awesome! Seriously the thing I really love about Hood to Coast is getting to be part of an awesome team of your friends and family and all sharing the running experience together. Unfortunately vans 1 and 2 don't get to spend a lot of time together, so make sure you get all the good people in your van. ;) 
I started to get anxious about not sleeping and being in charge of the van a week before Hood to Coast, so to help my anxiety I created daily memes and posted them on Facebook.






I was in van 2 this year, the previous time I was in van 1. I prefer van 2 because you get to run on more back roads, van 1 you run more on Highway 26 and 30. 
Everyone in our van got along great, Rick even sere…

Friday the 13 (miler)

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We're tapering for our big run around Mt Hood. This week we had 13 miles on the schedule: just enough to be a long run, but not enough to be quite satisfying. We planned to run it on Friday afternoon  to have the rest of the weekend free.

Then a friend of ours was going to join us, for the longest run he'd ever done. We joked about doing hill repeats except for the fact that he would be there. Then he bailed, and I was stuck with the thought of hills.

To make up for the shorter distance, I planned a route to hit all the big hills, especially Pittock Mansion. And that's how our 13 mile taper run turned into a harder workout than the previous week's 22 miler.


Holman- WW (5.93): .76miWW (5.93) to Pittock (ww 3.84): 2.09mi (2.85 total)Pittock (ww 3.84) to Wild Cherry (ww 7.88): 4.04mi (6.89 total)Wild Cherry (ww 7.88) to Leif (.31): .56mi ( 7.45 total)Leif (.31) to Alder (le 1.49): 1.18mi (8.63 total)Alder (le 1.49) to WW (9.4): .84mi (9.47 total)WW (9.4) to Wild Cherry (ww…