|Pre-race with Allan|
|Loop 1-should have left the jacket at the start (I take awful race pictures!)|
With a very informal and quick start I was making my way to the back of the pack when the race director said go so I got to start up front with people who are crazy fast. I ran as fast as I could for the first mile and then started doing my best to stay out of the way of the fast people.
|See what I mean about starting up front-surrounded by fast men|
I'm an extremely courteous runner so I would get completely off the trail to let people pass me. I didn't want to get in anyone's way and since the course consisted of multiple loops it didn't take long for the lead runners to lap me. I got passed by some people numerous times but I didn't care. For the most part everyone was really nice and I spent 15 minutes running and chatting with an older guy that had done several 50K's and was actually planning to run another one the following day.
|View from the base of the hill overlooking the golf course|
The 3-mile loop had a couple small hills and one big hill that had many a runner huffing and puffing on their way to the top. The rest of the course wound through the woods and was beautiful. They have 2 and 4 mile runs out here once a week during the summer months and I think I may have to join them this summer. Obviously I need the practice if I'm going to finish this race the next time I run it!
|The big hill|
|One of the later loops but I look a lot better than I did on loop 1|
|One of the smaller hills on the course|
Have you run an ultra?
Do you run road races and trail races or just stick to one of the two?