Saturday, July 11, 2009

Muddy Paws 10 Mile

My key blocks of training for Burning River was rounded out in a fun local race called Muddy Paws. It is a hilly 5 mile trail loop that is ran once for the 5 mile event and twice for the 10 mile. They also have a 2 mile with your dog which is always a riot to watch that start every year.

My plan this year was to run it smooth and even. I wanted to run each of the 5 miles in the same time. It being the end of a 300 miles in 3 weeks block and only seven days out from BT50K, I didn't want to kill my legs.

Things went pretty well and first lap was 43 minutes and the second was 44. Right there! Ended up catching some folks in the second lap that had gone out a bit too fast. Good for 2nd place in my age group.

After the run, I ran the course two more times with Dave and E-Speed. While we were out there the biggest storm of the summer hit and it rain buckets down on us. Looked like waterfalls coming down the trails!