Monday, September 01, 2008
49'r 10 mile trail race, 1:35!!!
This was my first trail race and it was a blast! Since I wanted to finish in under 3 hours (keep your expectations low, and you'll never be disappointed, right?) I'm thrilled with my time. And the altitude (2000 feet, which I hadn't even considered before today) was not an issue, thankfully! The downhill single-track part was hard for me, since I'm cautious by nature. But the last 4 miles were a 1000 foot climb, and that's where my hill training paid off. And a nice surprise at the end -- I took second place in my age group! (The key is just get old and keep running, in case anyone's wondering how to place!) Now let the eating begin!