|We are on the left behind the lady in blue. The guys are in grey, Justin with|
a hat on... My head is popping up behind their shoulders!
|The course was crazy!|
Race: Masters of All Terrain
Date: September 11th, 2016
Location: Little Big Econ State Forest
Finish Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Distance: 13.1 miles
Gain: 64 ft
|More beautiful trails|
|Wide tracks were nice for |
passing and getting passed!
We then hit a narrow, single track section of trail that was beautiful. It ran along the water weaving in and out of the woods.
It was fairly technical with a lot of roots and stumps. We really had to watch our footing through here so we didn't trip! We ran through sections like this until 7.5 miles where we hit aid station #4 (which we hit 3 times #3, #4 and #5 due to the loops) and went into another wide section of trail. We ran this next out and back hitting some narrow single track trail on the "loop" part of the out and back where racers were coming and going opposite directions. This area is where Justin had Face Plant #2! He used a lot of energy trying not to fall, and having to catch himself when he did fall but managed to not get hurt - thank God! We had one section of about 30 feet (that we hit twice) that was really muddy and wet. There was no avoiding it!
|Some parts had a lot of roots to navigate|
|We crossed 4-5 bridges throughout the course each way|
|So much MUD!|
|Justin, Me, Terry and Jason all completed the 1/2 marathon. |
All 3 guys PR'd for a trial half and did amazing.
|I love trail running|
This was my first real test with training for my next big challenge - 100 miles! I ran the most miles ever this week capping out at 71.4. These runs included back to back miles days of 11/15/13.1 (trail half). I ended the week feeling great. My fueling has been spot on, my Achilles Tendon is a bit inflamed a little bit so I am icing extra and doing more of my PT exercises. All and all I feel great. I'm not real sore but do feel the fatigue in my legs and body. Excited for the day off tomorrow (Monday). I need to work on getting a little more protein post run, and just ordered Tailwind so I am anxious to try that out on my next long run. 100 miles with a smile! That is going to be my goal... along with finishing of course :)