Running 2:17:22  14.56 mi (9:26 / mi) +1028m 7:44 / mi
Smith Rock Ascent, 15 miler
Woo! Made my goal of coming in the top 3 by finishing 2nd woman. Ran it in 2:17 compared to 2:14 (2015) and 2:09 (2016). So not too far off actually-in-shape-Ali. Had no idea what to expect on the starting line since I haven't done a running race in a year and a half.
Ran conservatively which turns out was a pretty good pace - kept not far off the original pace on the way back. The final (short) climb is always soul-destroying, but this time I got an adrenaline boost by needing to jump over a snake to cross the bridge. Then was in a pack of 4 guys - one got me, I stayed ahead of the two others.
Tom hiked the 4 mile course with Sylvia because childcare plans fell through. She was pretty grumpy upon my return, so got to nurse her as my cool down...
Other Reed professors did the 50k (Kyle) or the 15 mile (Andrew, Jim). Good little contingent, but means we missed the annual reach-the-beach bike ride. =(