Saturday July 24th marked my first trail run at home. Back in March, Tim and I did a trail run in Nevada but this trail race was VERY different. Much bigger elevation gain and loss, plus some very technical roots and rocks.
This race was the 4th in the 5 Peaks BC series and reportedly the most difficult one. Of course, I didn't know that until the end of the race.
All I could do at the end of the race was get myself home, showered and into bed for the rest of the day. Most of Sunday was a write off also. So tired! Not to mention the black and blue bruise on the bottom of my left forefoot from full force impact with a sharp rock.
Overall, it was a TOUGH run but very rewarding. It took me 2:08:35 to complete the 11km route and I placed 180/186 who ran. Not a great showing but certainly gave me respect for the trails. Give me an Ironman any day!
Getting ready for the race
Less than 1km into the race, looking strong.
End of the 1st loop, feeling it.
6kms into the race