Sunday, September 19, 2010
On the fast track
Saturday brought my fall run challenge to myself. This year I set my sight on an uphill calf-blaster in the beautiful woods of Dupont State Forest called the Hickory Mountain 10K Trail Run. A highly competitive but small field of runners made the start ambitious and the rest of the race a blurr, but this year - unlike in races of the past - I decided to go along and hang with the fast ones from the start rather than hang back and pick off runners at the end...it paid off!
I set a new personal record for a trail 10K of 53:26 (unofficial) which means I ran the entire 6 miles at sub-9 min. miles. I came in 27th overall and 7th of all women - I flew high for the rest of the day!!!
I was so fast, Heather's pictures of me are blurry...until Gus tackled me at the finish...that was the sweetest kiss I've ever gotten from my son, followed by the best admiring hug from Jacob...I might be 40 but I'm still getting faster...