My comeback after the hip fracture continues: On August 19 I ran my second marathon after my return from the hip fracture I suffered in March and April. My "return to marathoning" occurred in Missoula, last month. This month I ran the Big Wild Life Run Marathon in Anchorage and ran over an hour faster than in Missoula. I used a strategy of (run 20 seconds/walk 20 seconds) for the first half and (run 15 seconds/walk 10 seconds) for the second half.
The BWLR is a hidden gem: Well organized, not crowded, easy walk to start/finish from hotels, friendly people, beautiful course, possibility of wildlife sightings and temperatures that are usually in the 50's. This is a special experience with opportunities to visit some unique Alaska sites and national parks.