|Beep Beep! and yes my shoes weighed about 10lbs, |
thank you Paul for being out there!
Next up, Chuckanut 50k in Fairhaven, WA. The 50k distance is a distance I have yet to embrace. You have to run faster, and stay engaged for the entire distance if you hope to race it competitively. Chuckanut is a Patagonia sponsored race, RD'd by fellow Patagonia ultra runner, Krissy Moehl and I had heard great things about her race. Add that to a chance to run on new trails in the great Northwest....and that was all it took, I was all in!
|Photo courtesy of Glenn Tachyama...climbing Chin Scrapper|
|Chuckanut 50k, happy to be done!|
|Birthday boy Ken, on race night!|
We flew over on a Thursday, hubby Ken, fellow Patagonia ultra runner Jeff Browning and I. I have come to learn that when traveling for a race, get there at least 1 full day before race day. We got there mid- afternoon on Thursday with plenty of time to relax and plan our race strategy prior to the Sat morning 6am start.
|Early on in the race, photo by Ali Engin.|
|Gotta love the Red solo cup! |
Photo by Jaco Clapsaddle
|Photo by Ali Engin|
Next up on my race calendar is Western States 100 mi, June 29th! The race is stacked with talented runners and rumor has it, we may be looking at record setting high temps...time will tell!!!