Monday, October 7, 2013

Heat, Hills and humidity combine with single track to kick my butt

I ran (sort of) the Triple Lakes Trail Marathon on Saturday  Sadly, the high temperature was 88 degrees and it was humid.  The trail was pretty hilly and I couldn't even make up much time on the downhills, given roots, rocks and fallen leaves.  The good news was that we were in the shade almost the entire race.  It was a great course, well-organized for a smaller race.  It would be nice if there were a few more aid stations and if the mile markers had been closer to correct, especially toward the end of the course. Overall, time goal=fail, gut check=success and I feel well on the way to being ready for the 50 on November 16th.

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