Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chuckanut 50k

Short version:
5:42, 12 min. PR, Bonked in the middle, muddy.
Longer ...
After getting up in the middle of the night, we show up an hour early to the starting line and the dang lot is already full. We found a spot at a nearby school and walked over to the start. Luckily we didn't forget anything because there wouldn't have been time to go back and get it. It'll be interesting to see what this race is like next year at a new smaller start area.

My splits were nearly identical to last year.
1st a/s I got there 3 min. faster but gave back 2 mins. in the bathroom.
2nd and 3rd a/s were less than a minute faster.
4th a/s was about a min. faster even with the bonking.
5th a/s was about 4 minutes faster.
And the stretch to the finish was 6 minutes faster.

The conditions were a little worse than last year but I was expecting much worse considering all the rain we've had lately.

Today the whole family went into downtown Seattle for the BigClimb. My ankles weren't very happy with me after yesterday so I didn't run it. Jenn did awesome. You can go over to her blog and read all about it.

Pictures by Glenn.