It's been awhile...I have all these ideas to blog about but then never get to it!
Here are some updates:
I completed 4 of the 6 Nighthawk snowshoe races at Eldora (here is what Nighthawks is all about).
I placed 1st in my age group 16-39! I won my AG every time and was second female at every race!
It really trashes my legs but so fun!
Now I am transitioning over to half marathon training.
I am going to run the Palisade half marathon again. I ran it last year in a 1:49...under trained. Yeah I know excuses, excuses but last April a really great job opportunity came up and I really needed to prepare for that and I let my training go....but not this year!
Palisade is about 3 hours away and the course is decent. The course begins and ends at 4,725ft. The course then runs along the base of the Grand Mesa for a couple of miles until you hit the orchards and wineries to the turnaround point.
For the most part, this course gradually ascends and descends throughout the race. There is a hill on mile 4 that climbs 195 ft. as you ascend a scenic overlook of the Grand Valley, but whatever it takes from you will be returned on mile 8.
I want to PR from my time last year...
So far training is going well.
Track workouts start next week with the running club and I will continue to do my tempo runs on the TM.
Since I ran the course last year I have a better idea of how to train and where to push it on the course.
Also last year the group I went with we had to book it home right after the race...as I was leaving the hotel I saw the sun shining on the water of the outdoor pool and people drinking wine...this year we are staying 2 nights so we can relax and enjoy the town.
I normally don't repeat races since there are so many out there and so many that I would like to try but this
one was really fun last year and since I had interruptions with my training I want some revenge!
Do you repeat races yearly?
Are there any new races you would like to try?
Leslee and Nicki if you are out there want to join me?
|Laura and I waiting for the start at the last Nighthawks snowshoe race 2013. I am the one with the bright headlamp on :)|
|Raffle Time after last snowshoe race..I won $100 to a bar in Boulder :)|
|Wine Country in Colorado!|
|After half marathon 2012|