Friday, April 27, 2012

Mud, sweat, and burritos.

Tomorrow is (sorta) my first ever trail race. Why sorta? Well, I did the Dances With Dirt 50K relay a few years ago with Women With Will. They fielded three teams, meaning I got to run with two other women at all times. By the time it was our turn, the race had fairly well thinned out, so it was more like a regular trail run with two buddies where we were trying to go kinda fast and occasionally saw other runners. Also, we were dressed as pirates. I loved it! But it wasn't exactly a trail race in my mind.

This is going to be a little different. As you can see above, we got a little muddy. That was on a nice, warm day after some rain the day before. Here is the forecast for tomorrow's DINO Trail Series 15K:

The race starts at 9:00 a.m. So yeah. I might need to dig out my Flunk Day shirt again...because it's likely to be a mud pit. This has not lessened my excitement; if anything, it's heightened it. I might be singing a different tune at mile 7, but hopefully the siren song of free Qdoba (the series sponsor) will carry me through.

No matter what though, it will be a fun-filled day with friends. I'm carpooling with Christy and Heather; the only bad thing there is that Rebecca can't join us.

I'm still absolutely a trail novice. Anyone have any trail racing tips for me?

1 comment:

Robert said...

No tips from me except enjoy the trails. There is something very different running on trails than running in town on pavement. I started trail running late last year and made me love running even more. Check out the free running podcasts - Trail Runner Nation and Ultra Very informative and great trailrunning stories. I may see you at the Run with Foxes race.