It was my 5th year in a row running Shamrock Run 15k, and this year I really wanted to beat my PR. This course is very challenging that takes place from downtown Portland through the crazy Terwilliger Hills and back to downtown. Every year, weather is unpredictable – it could be rain, snow, or sun! So why do I love this race?
This is a great race to kick off the race season. It gets me ready to run half marathons in the spring, and who doesn’t love seeing people dressed in all green?
This year was the best race by far for me. The best swag, I was the most in shape for running than I have ever been, it was SUNNY, and I PR’d! By 9 minutes!!!!
I was not dressed in all green, but I was dressed in my Oiselle singlet that might have a little green in them? 🙂
Check out my progression over the years (for some reason, 2011 was not included – this is a glitch):
I’m looking forward to the race season!