It was freezing at the start, middle of the desert , 30 degrees where the bus dropped us off.
The race ran into the canyons and climbed up and down for the first12 miles.
My legs were very heavy at mile 5 and I wanted to stop ! So much.
But I keep on going, my mantra helped, one mike at a time.....
I was in 6 th place. I knew the women in front of me would drop back, I had to have the patience to allow them to.
By mile 14 I was in the lead.
I felt my strongest from miles 18 to the end, a 8 min neg split
Great to win. Thrilled with my mental toughness
I ran this race in 2012 and bettered my time by 22 minutes
Next up is the CMS Team Grand Prix 5k in Cambridge MA the the Snowshoe Championships March 12