The people at Run Oregon posted a great mile-by-mile preview of the Eugene course this week, so for those who don't read their blog or who aren't local I thought I'd share:
Miles 1 to 6.
Miles 7 to 12.
Miles 13 to 18.
Mile 19 to the finish.
What really got me on reading this was I guess I hadn't really thought about all of the people. The other runners, sure, although I don't think I've yet comprehended just how large this race will be. But it's the spectators I hadn't considered. I've only run before a large group of people once before, for the Starlight Run that goes on before Portland's Starlight Parade. I only vaguely remember being aware of the crowds when I was running (the fact that it was about 98 degrees with 98% humidity for that race helped) so I don't think they'll factor in to my race on Sunday, but it's the only thing so far that has made me jittery about the marathon.
Hope to see a few folks there on Sunday!