Monday, April 02, 2007

Crash and Burn . . . but Smiling

Just before the start of the race with my buffalo buddies Worm (left) and Scarface.

Well, I managed to finish 20 miles of the 30-mile trail race yesterday. Next year I'll train properly and the anguish won't be so bad. My longest training run was 10 miles; that won't make it for a 30-mile race on a hilly course. My quads tightened up so much that I could barely get up the hills at some points. The trail around Clinton Lake is the toughest trail I have run, nastier even than Forest Glen. A lot more ups and downs. And I like running in mud, but there was so much that it eventually got on my nerves. Had a great time with fellow Buffaloes.

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