Topo Adventure Sports Trail Series
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Caesar Creek State Park (Topo Trail Run Series)
Weather – upper 20s with beautiful blue skies
Distance: 6 miles
Finish Time: 1:12:55
My goal for this race was to find a pace that I could run consistently including uphill. I remember thinking about my pace and being ok with this is my pace for now. Run a little faster with each race and I’ll be happy. Basically I told myself to stop comparing myself to the other runners and start comparing my progress to my progress.
Have you ever had words said by a stranger that just made your day? At the turnaround I recognized one of the runners. She was a runner that I had seen over the past 2 years at trail races that Chad and/or I had run. I knew her name and that she has run something like 75 ultras. Amazing! As I turned around to head back to the finish (and before she continued the longer distance) she yelled,
“You would make a great ultrarunner! Your pace and stride are great!”
Seriously? She made my day and I told her so. She had no idea I was training for my first 50 miler. Needless to say I thought about what she said and smiled the rest of the run
Although blurry, and with the exception of the closed eyes, the look on my face shows exactly how I feel when running on trails.
Love my new trail shoes! Newtons did not disappoint!
How could you not enjoy a run on a day like this!
After the finish Chad and I joked that the banner on the fence was the expo. Gotta love no frills racing.
Next race in less than 3 weeks!Think my luck can hold out for another beautiful day? I’m 2 for 2!
Who else raced this past weekend? Do you have a race coming up soon?