This was a very cold race. The thermometer read 10 degrees F when I crawled out of bed this morning & rose to 30 F by noon. While I drank my morning protein shake, I tried to figure out what on earth I was going to wear and ended up with smart wool socks, moccasins (Soft Star original suede RunAmocs), tights, skirt, tech shirt, tight warm shirt, jacket, and arm warmers. Wooly hat and hood for the morning. I was never, ever too hot! Fire-breathing dragon breath, swirling and steaming all over the place.
My wave's gun was to set us off at 9:45am, so my non-running husband and I spent a lot of time sitting in the car with the heat blasting after packet pickup, de-numbing our fingers and toes while listening to The Black Keys. The mountains were SO BEAUTIFUL and white, with little rims of winter fog around them. A lot...
My first half-marathon.I had been planning to run barefoot, but have been focusing on trails lately in preparation for an upcoming 50K.The trails I have been running have lots of sharp gravel that I am not ready for yet, so I’ve been wearing my Luna sandals.Because of the lack of recent barefoot running, I decided it was best to run in my Luna’s.My choice of running gear consisted of; Luna originals, with red elasticized laces, SportKilt blue Hiking Kilt, some random long sleeve running shirt I have, with the race’s technical tee on top, and my camelback waist pack with a bottle of iskiate.
I hitched a ride to the race with my friend Chris, we got there and scoped out the start and finish lines, and then ran a...
Dan (paraganek), Nick (NickW), Jen (jldeleon) and Mike (migangelo)
(I love how everyone seems to have a “pose” in this photo)
Part I: Rated G
I wouldn’t say I wanted to “race” in this race, but I can say I wanted to meet certain goals. As usual, no injury/no pain, was my number one goal. My second goal was to pace myself well. My third goal was to drink beer. I am happy to announce that all goals were met!