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!

7 comments:

Colette said...

I am soooooo happy for you!! I know you were concerned about the altitude...glad it wasn't as bad as you thought ;)
2nd place! You ROCK!!

I love the pic down below and I'm so glad that you had a wonderful day and Tucker got to get spoiled some ;)

Enjoy every bit of those carbs!

Take One Stripper Pole said...

Second place kicks a** ... way to go! Bring on the carbs!

Anne said...

Do I hear another trail convert?! I love doing trail races. Very different feel and mentality than road races. Of course, you sometimes can't enjoy the scenery because you are paying close attention to your feet.

And thanks for the invitation. You're right that the days are always packed between Sonoma and Davis, but you also never know when I might actually make a vacation out of it and take time to relax and enjoy. So, don't be surprised if I one day (soon) take you up on your offer!

Anne said...

Oh, I was so busy that I forgot to congratulate you on your amazing time. Trails + elevation are tough. You are amazing.

Irene said...

Wow, Leslie! That's just fantastic!
Congratulations on the 2nd place!!!

Brit-Man said...

As I've said before. You ARE amazing.

WELL DONE.

:-) :-).

Matt

Laurie said...

Awesome!!! That ROCKS!!!

(had to laugh at altitude though since I live at 5800' - it's all perspective though I know).

Keep running!!