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Tuesday, February 9

Truffle Shuffle - Race Report

The best part of this race - excluding the gigantic chocolate truffle - is the course. It runs along hallowed ground… following parts of Pre’s Trail!
The bottom loop encircles a wide open field with scenic views of the Willamette River. I would run there everyday – if I didn't have to drive.

“The six-mile stretch of wood-chip and bark-dust paths was initially constructed by the city of Eugene in 1976 to commemorate Oregon’s distance-running legend Steve Prefontaine."

The Bad:

  • I was 3 minutes slower than last year. Holy crap! That’s what I get for racing with a cold.
  • It’s bad enough the park bathroom stalls don’t have doors – but no toilet paper?
The Good:
  • The big “high five” I received from the girl in front of me at the finish line. A reminder that the time on the clock is fleeting...
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” - Ursula K. LeGuin

Favorite Shirt Quote:
  • “Your workout is our warm-up.”
Race Chatter:
  • “I think she’s waving at you.”
Post Race Grub:
  • 1 Truffle, Peanuts in the Shell, Beer - Red Chair NWPA (Hey, there was a football game on!)

Ode To the Truffle