April 6, 2013
After running the Dances with Dirt marathon last month, I wasn't sure I was going to be up to running this 50k. But, I had plenty of rest days over the last couple of weeks, so I figured why not just go for it.
|First part of the trail.|
I drove up to Brooksville Friday evening. I got a late start because I needed to take my son to his drama class before I could head out. Pulled into the hotel lot a little after 8 pm. Brenda arrived soon after and then we settled in for the night. We were up at 5:30 the next morning, which was like sleeping in compared to the last race we did together, Disney princess. :) We headed out at 6am. I'm glad Brenda had driven out to the race site the day before, because I would have felt like I was lost if I didn't have her to follow. It was a very long drive out to the start! She pulled over at one point, to show me where I could leave my drop bag, then we were on our way again. About 10 mins later, we pulled into a parking spot. We hit the bathrooms, before getting our gear and heading to the start area. We chatted with Chris and then Rita. I tried to take a few photos with my little camera, but the battery was dead! So I ran back to the car to drop it off. No point carrying the extra weight. Got back in time for another photo before we heard the blast of the horn and we were off!
|The less shady areas of the trail.|
|One of the steep climbs.|
Finish - 6:51:28
7 out of 10 in age group
Overall, this was a great race. I plan on going back next year. But this time, I will train for the hills!
|Me and Brenda after the race.|