I usually am quick to write race reports, but I guess I've been slacking. Work is insanely busy. I finally decided that I should not be working six days a week. Yay to having Wednesdays off starting next week. Ok so back to Saturday June 6th. My friend Ricardo picked me up and we headed to Diablo. I was super excited for him. It was his first trail run (which I told him to sign up for over and over again until he did). I myself, kept yawning, and honestly wanted to go home and go back to bed. I got my number and meet a few fellow La Sportiva teammates, Keri Nelson, Lisa Goldsmith, and Tom Borschel, for the first time. Overall, I felt more nervous for this race, partly because I haven't done a shorter trail run in awhile. Plus with Ohlone six days prior and then missing two consecutive nights of sleep due to a birth, I wondered how my body and mind would hold up. About 30 minutes into the race, I thought about stopping and walking back to the start. Of course, I didn't. I kept climbing even though it was hard. My poor climbing legs are like, "what the fuck lady, when will it end?" I reminded my legs that they were made to climb and that they just needed to get me to the top of Diablo. And, they did. I enjoyed the downhill and the views. I finished first woman and set a course record, 2:16:46. Keri Nelson was second in 2:22:26. Ricardo finished his first 8k and came in 13th overall (46:41), congrats! Geez, did I forget how hard those shorter trail runs can be! I'll be heading off to Colorado to partake in another one of La Sportiva's Mountain Cup events in July. Looking forward to spending a week out there and meeting some folks.
(Photo courtesy of Dwight Morejohn. Ironically, I was walking right before he shot this photo.)
For a more detailed report of Saturday click here.