Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Dozen Mists Completed (an introspective)...

Last Saturday marked my twelfth Mountain Mist 50km finish.  Located in Huntsville, Alabama, "The Mist", as it's known among the locals (including myself), is a deceptively difficult race course in the best of conditions because of the endless miles of rooty and rocky single-track.  In the worst of conditions the dirt track becomes a slippery, muddy quagmire and you often find yourself running in what seems like a stream bed!  The 16th running of The Mist was contested in some of the worse trail conditions I've seen (though not the worst IMHO).

Long story short:  I finished 8th O.A. (6th under-39) in 4:47:32, not bad considering my fitness was supremely lacking and I took a hard fall early on that really shook my confidence the rest of way.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

4:47 Mountain Mist 50k, mud, mud, bloody knee and more mud; thank God its over for another year! Next up: Antarctica Marathon!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Belated New Year! Lots of fun adventures planned for 2010. Stay tuned!