|Half Marathon State # 16
Half Marathon #29
On Sunday, October 9, 2016 I ran in the Portland Half Marathon in Portland, Oregon with my good friend Tom. This was my 16th state toward my 50 By 50 Challenge. This was also my 29th half marathon. There were 4,533 runners for the marathon and another 2,359 for the half marathon.
The weather, well let’s start there. We woke up at 4:30 AM to a downpour and around 60 degrees. We had about a 25 minute drive from Tom’s house, and the rain just continued. However, because this is somewhat normal we were prepared.
I had planned to just wear my rain jacket in the race; however, when we arrived and started gearing up, Tom gave me this little beauty. A short clear poncho that covered from the head to the knees which made it easy to run in. Also, it was clear so the bib was easily seen through it.