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 http://triplelakesrace.com/. Sadly, the high temperature was 88 degrees and it was humid. The trail was pretty hilly http://triplelakesrace.com/files/2013/08/elevationchart.pdf 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.