JUST RAN THE EASTER MARATHON RUNOFF NEAR OLYMPIA....


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Posted by GREG MILLER on April 22, 19100 at 23:34:02:


JUST RAN THE EASTER MARATHON RUNOFF NEAR OLYMPIA WASHINGTON. AN
INTERESTING ARRAY OF PARTICIPANTS CONSIDERING THERE WERE PERHAPS 20
MARATHONERS. PEOPLE FROM ALASKA, TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, OREGON AND JUST A FEW
LOCALS. A BLUSTERY SHOWERY DAY BUT NOT UNTOLERABLE, TEMP JUST RIGHT.
COURSE WAS SIMPLY AT YOUR OWN RISK ON SUBURBAN-RURAL BACK ROADS OUT AND
BACK. NOT VERY SCENIC AND SOME NARROW SHOULDERS WITH MODERATE TRAFFIC.
LOTS OF COMMRADEREE IN SUCH A SMALL GROUP. MANY PEOPLE RUNNING TOGETHER
AND EVERYONE EAGER FOR SOME COMPANY. MOSTLY HARD CORE OLDER ULTRA GUYS
TREATING IT AS A LONG RUN BUT AT LEAST ONE 2ND TIME MARATHONER. NICE
PEOPLE PUTTING IT ON AND A DECENT JOB. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS RUN IF YOU
LIKE A SOLITARY JOG OR CAN LINK UP WITH SOMEONE AT YOUR PACE FOR COMPANY
OTHERWISE YOU'LL BE BORED AND DISAPOINTED ESPECIALLY IF YOU EXPECT THE
HOOPLA AND HYPE OF A BIG RACE.