Its been 7 years since I last ran this event. Bad memories of starting out too fast, getting lost with Eric Storheim for an extra 3 miles, suffering in for the last 10 miles, and week long soreness from the pounding. However ALTRA is now a sponsor for this event, so a little representation was in order. That along with my aggressive Spring schedule and I figured I needed a long early challenge.
Generation UCAN). I felt great and knew that this run/race had plenty more enjoyment to dish out!
Olympus's which performed beyong my already high expectations). Once on top I was again BUZZED and took off down the mountain (see below photo). Got a little humbled on a couple of the steeper rollers but seemed to pick up steam all the way to the finish. I think the last 4 miles were the fastest of the day! I had no issues what-so-ever and was on such a high for most of the race.
here. Seems like a terrible spot for a race I feel like I crushed but that's how competitive this race has become! I finished with a shout of joy and plenty of energy. I enjoyed this year so much more than 2007...and intend to come back. Its also given me quite a bit of confidence knowing that I never really pushed my limits on this race yet I still ran super well. Even had enough energy to go hiking with my boys in Arches that same afternoon. Good day, great race, and happy for Spring to come!