Well I did it! I walked the Portland Marathon in under 7 hours. My pace was 15:36. I might just do it again next year. Or I might not! I don't have to decide for a while, and I'm glad about that.
Walking over the St. John's bridge was spectacular. I felt pretty good the whole way, which means I could probably do it faster next time - if I trained harder!
The woman who won the Portland Marathon, Yumiko Minato, ran it in 2 hours and 44 minutes. That's a 6:16 pace. Impressive!