Yesterday was epic. I almost don’t want to write up a race report because I’m afraid I’ll leave something out, or won’t be able to do the experience justice. So I’m gonna take some time to piece together a proper race report. For now, just the bullet points:
-Finished! in 14:53
-Made some very rookie mistakes that cost me some precious time–running in the dark for the last 30 minutes was NOT fun
-I’m not really sore today (day after). Which is a bummer! Means I could have pushed it more if there weren’t other complications…
-“A Taste of Heaven; A Glimpse of Hell” is the TRT motto, and very very appropriate
-Heard there was a mama bear and her cubs on the course. Thank GOD I didn’t run into her in the dark!
-There was a 100 mile race too. Twice the 50 loop. Guy who won came in 4 hours after me. Insane.
-Am already planning on signing up again next year for redemption.
Being on that course was like nothing else. It was almost spiritual in a way. Even during my lowest points I knew I’d be doing this race again.
Now, time to relax! I get to spend a week with my favorite people at a cabin by a lake in Minnesota. I’m stoked to relax, get some good reading in, and maybe go on a few runs. Oh, and find the words to describe my epic adventure yesterday.