I ran my first cross country/trail race of the season last Saturday: a moderately hilly, wooded, trail race. 5th overall out of 90, first overall masters (40 years plus).
|Takeoff! I'm No. 46 in the dead center, bright green!|
|Roughly halfway, I think before the big fall!|
My time was nearly a minute slower than last year (20:34 to 19:39), but I expected that, and told my wife I might be a minute slower. I’m a bit behind in my training this year. However, I’m rapidly feeling better, and starting to up the mileage, as tennis season is winding down.
I like this race! In the last three years, I have managed the overall win and two overall masters wins. Note that I have never actually crossed the finish line first, but that was covered in previous blogs.
Next potential race is a 6k (3.8 something miles) cross country race in Akron Falls Park on October 13.
Results are here: http://www.buffalorunners.com/results/2013/autumnChallenge13.htm