I of course just ran the Torchlight 5k the night before...
PRed & got 3rd overall woman!
After the 5k I stopped for a bean & cheese burrito!
Came home & crashed!
Sunday morning came fast but I was ready!
I felt pretty good about this race.
I knew the course from last year & I knew I was better trained.
I was ready to kick that 2,838 ft in elevation gain!
First mile was awesome, legs felt a little sleepy but I pulled out an 8:06 pace, which put me around a good group of pacers... the trails are pretty much single track after the first .25 miles so I went a little harder than I planed to go the entire way so I wouldn't get stuck behind the slower group.
About mile 2.26 I saw a girl who had fallen... she couldn't stand up so thankfully I had my phone. #ialwaysrunwithitnow
I called the race crew Sue & told her about the girl... in all I stood there for about 10 minutes
Watching people fly by... #itwasSOhardforme BUT I KNOW that race karma is better than a race PR. We are out there having fun... helping each other should not even be a question.
After the short stop I started my Garmin back up and headed out to beat last years time.
I felt awesome pretty much the entire race.
My legs were a little heavy from running the 5k the night before but not bad!
The fun part of the course are the TWO water crossings! This one is about a mile or so from the finish line...
I was thinkin'...
Ain't NOBODY got time for dis!
The last couple miles right before that water crossing my ankle decided it was tired and started to cramp a little... but nothing too bad! I made it in with an official time of...
And a Garmin time of
5th in my AG and a PR of 10 minutes over last year! #yay
Being blown into my baby gurl Erin!
She was out volunteering all day, I LOVE THE VOLUNTEERS!!!
Jake and I checking out our AMAZING results! ;-)
Best part about Xterra races...
POST RACE FUEL & FRIENDS!
Me photo bombing HOLLY's 2nd place AG award...
She missed it cause she was out getting a beer! #badgirl
OHHHH and the OVERALL
year results are in and I got third in my age group!
It was fun, who knows... maybe next year I will do all four races!
HAPPY RACE SEASON EVERYONE!!!
Next up... Vistancia!