First of all I want to send out props to Mike Galoob and crew; who ran a well organized, well marked course, but most importantly a very fun race today.
Kate and I at the finish
I had been kicking around the idea of jumping up to a 10k trail race when I saw this one listed on line. Not knowing anything about it, I decided to run it. And later talked my fitness queen niece, Katelyn into running it with me.
Got there early, on what turned out to be a beautiful January day. Sunny and mid-40's. It had rained a lot yesterday so I expected a muddy course, but it drained out really well, and with the exception of a very few spots the footing was pretty good.
I had planned on really just using this as a training run, but per usual for me I went out to fast and the quads would remind me of it around mile 4, but not enough to stop me. Had planned on running somewhere around 1:15, with not knowing the trail, the anticipated mud, and just not in shape to run a heck of a lot faster. But came in just over 1:06, so I was pretty happy with the day as a whole.
I continue to be very happy with the NB Minimus, although I am still working on perfecting my stride and midfoot strike, but that will come in time. No ref'ing today, but will get a run over at Gilbert tomorrow morning, before I have to head to coach and then two late games to ref.