|Nice views all around. (mannphoto.com photo)|
I originally signed up for the 55K, but common sense and my pathetic run last week at Cedar Hill convinced me that I was in better shape for the 20K. I decided to take it easy, and figured a 12 minute pace would be plenty fast enough. After the first climb, I fell in behind a pair of ladies running together and decided to keep pace with them. It was sort of awkward; I kept wondering if they would think I was stalking them. They were running at a conversational pace for them, but it was more a race pace for me. I learned all about their kids, their restaurant preferences, where they like to shop. . . . I'm sure they were pleased when, after 3-4 miles, I passed them up.
|Nice rocks. (Endurance Buzz photo)|
I hope to make it back to these trails, for a run, a hike with the family, and for Dave's race next year. Maybe I'll make a day of it and try for more distance next time!