The total accent for the race was 2,840 feet. Whew. A lot of hills.
The race itself was good. I feet strong and kept MP between the hills. I led the women till mile 10 then was passed. The heat of the day was on us also, 70 or so. Feeling ok although very very dry, cotton mouth. I could not drink enough.
After three stops stomach probs and continuing with 3 gels total, a happy runner girl crossed the line at around 3:30 and second placed women OA.
Tired but I reached my goal for this race!
I met Paula and Natilia from NV- lovey ultra runners. They both smashed the race too! I won a nice medal and an engraved bottle with bath salts. Goal done). I felt mentally great - mantras were used and pushed through. Running a marathon sick is not fun.
I wore my Karhu Fluid 4 's for the race and they were fast and perfect for the terrain, Swift wick low profile socks were light and moisture wicking cool.
My arm Warmers were awesome and light! I could be seen!
I drank heed at rife aid stations alternating with water every 2 miles.
Karhu Trail shoes in Turquoise and Black. New show I tested last weekend in 10 degrees and slushy snow. The trail shoes gripped the road and I did not slip once. We ran for 14miles in some hilly areas of Worcester. I felt comfortably safe on the icy terrain and was able to keep lead of our group. I would highly recommend the #karhu trail shoes for off road or on road races. Lightweight and steady. Loved them.
Next Race is Amherst MA USATF-NE 10 mile championship race Feb 23. I will also find a 5 mike speed prep race to run Feb8th.