Seattle Marathon - Half Marathon
It was pouring down rain at 6am on Sunday morning on the Eastside. And I had no raingear to run in. I gritted my teeth and drove down to downtown Seattle anyway. I walked over to the race start in front of the Experience Music Project museum. I had some time so I walked up to the Food Court in Seattle Center to get a grande latte.
I have not been running distance recently. So my goal was to clock eight minute miles the whole way, and I hit this almost exactly. I finished in 1:45:05.
There are some reasonably pretty neighborhoods but also a lot of mundane highways. I'm really not convinced that they are showing off the best of Seattle in the route. Overall this is not that memorable a course. Give me a trail any day.
I was trying to do 1:45 even (there were prizes for predicting your time) but I guess my estimate of how long it took me to hit the start line must have been off.