Oh yes I did.
To say I was unprepared is an understatement—in fact, I didn’t
hit 1,000 miles for the year until the middle of the race. Based on what I know
I can do, this race was a disaster. But considering how little I’ve trained
this year, I can’t help feeling like I got away with something.
The first half of the race went well—the pace mellow and I
reached the turnaround comfortably in the top 20. But that was as far as my
legs were willing to take me. There were highs and lows, but my second half of
the race felt like a train wreck in slow motion. The second climb up to the tram
on Hidden Peak was one of the most painful things I’ve ever done. By the time I
crossed the finish line in 7:25 and change, I was so ready to stop running.
I’m sorry for the short report. I’m still trying to revive
my personal blog, so I’m going to post a full report there in the next few
days. I’ll post a link here when I do.