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That time of year again! Please let the run gods be generous in letting us in this year! #distancetraveledendurance #hoodtocoast
NRR: I moved! Yes, this happened months ago, but I hadn’t sent official announcements yet. Me and the furbabes are loving our new home and neighborhood! PNW athletes, if you are looking for a trail buddy please hit me up. ⛰💕
Here is my Monkey Face 7 mile race summary. I hadn’t planned to race this one and only hoped to complete the distance. By race morning I was ready to do a little more than a fun run, but knew I hadn’t trained up enough to really race. So I set out with the goal of keeping my HR around marathon effort. Took it easy in the first mile. The entire second mile is an 830’ climb. I managed to pass a few people which made me feel strong. Got to the top and hung out for awhile to take in the view. Started the mile long descent along switchbacks and two of the people I passed ended up passing me. I haven’t been running downhill trail since winter and just wasn’t confident enough to blast down it. I figured l’d catch them on the flats or the climb at the end. After all, I was still running at a pretty easy effort. All went well once I reached the bottom and rolling trail. I was running pretty easy and making stops every so often for photos. By the end of mile 5, my legs started feeling tired and by the end of mile 6 they felt thrashed. I wore my Sauconys instead of my Hokas because the grip is better and I think the rocky, hard trail just really banged up my legs. I kept pressing on and still had hopes to catch two women on the climb at the end. I was pretty sure one was in my age group. Once we were running along the river, I could see both of them and tried to feel them in but my legs were pretty thrashed. Got to the final climb and pushed past one of the women on the climb. Was able to sprint through the finish and was happy with the effort. It was good enough for third in my age group. Second place came in 14 minutes ahead of me and even if I had been in race shape, I’m not sure I could have managed that. . As I crossed the finish line I heard that a woman was passed out and bleeding and I asked what she looked like—it was the woman I had passed on the last climb. We had hiked that first mile climb together and I had given her encouragement on the last one as I passed her. I ran back down the hill with a couple others. She had passed out and hit her face and was bleeding.I stayed with her and the nurse helping her contributing water, moral support, and eve
Good morning from Cove Palisades State Park in Oregon!
Guess who placed in their age group? Both of us!!! @heyitshonore nabbed 2nd in hers and I scored 3rd in mine. Not bad for two grey haired old ladies. (Read: badasses 😉) Race reports and more photos to come. Looking forward to floating the Deschutes River this afternoon and giving these bodies a well earned rest! 🏃♀️💪💕 #distancetraveledendurance
Good morning from Smith Rock State Park in Oregon! 😍