For those of you that are local to Portland, it is a lot like Wildwood, very runnable. But don't worry, Stephan finds a few climbs. This year there was a new loop that added 500 feet of climbing to bring the total elevation gain to 8000.
Oh, the climb that we made up to Spencers Butte... Yes, it stands fricken on end. Yes, I can reach out in parts standing straight up and with a arm extended I can touch the trail ahead.
And yes, this is why I take S-caps.
Craig and Laurie had us over afterwards. Great food and drink. Great conversation. They went bowling afterwards as usuall. I drove over to Jeff's for conversation as he couldn't stay at Craig and Laurie's.
Jeff has been training with a 2:20 marathoner lately that might get invited into States because an aid station might nominate him. Wow, that would make the mix interesting. The mens field already looks pretty MEAN this year. I think it is stacked much more so than the last few years. The womens field is strong just not quite as deep. I wonder about those 21 Australians??? Are they going to make a showing? Oh, it will be fun to watch.
Oh, by the way, Yes I was DFL. Two for two I figure.