Well it looks like my first trail race ever is going to be a half marathon. I guess it’s fitting, since my first road race ever was a half marathon back in April 2007.
|FYI- my official time was 2:07. That tells you how long it took my corral to cross the start line!|
I have done my best to prepare myself for this race, by doing a handful of long runs on trails. I would have liked to get some actual trail race experience with a shorter race, but it just didn’t work out. There is a nearby trail 10K this weekend, but it looks to be a very challenging course and I was worried about wearing out my legs the weekend before the trail half. Not to mention the Blacksburg Classic 10 Miler got rescheduled to this Sunday due to snow. So that takes up this weekend. Plus I’m running another half marathon the weekend after the trail half.
I had an amazing experience at my first road race, and it got me hooked on half marathons. I’m hoping I’ll have a similar experience with my first trail race. Bring it on Green Legs and Hamstrings Half Marathon. Even if I end up lost in the woods, I’ll still love the name of this race!
Tips for running a race on trails. Ready… go!
I’m worried about the fact that a lot of the race is on single track trails, and I don’t want to get in anyone’s way.
If you run trails, tell me about your first trail race.