Let's just say I'll have to wait in order to post a meaningful time.
|Heading up over the Hoan Bridge. picture from jsonline.com|
High temps and humidity did its share to decimate the field. Of the people I talked to, most were between 4 and 8 minutes off of their PR's. My 1:21 was nothing to write home about, and it sure wasn't a pleasant way to run such a pedestrian time. Within the first half mile, it was evident that only suck would come out of the day's effort. My legs still carried the weight of this week's two big runs, and I, like many others, could not regulate my temperature at all in the heat. While I severely positive splitted, I still found myself moving up the field in the latter stages of the race. I ended up 31st...nothing like what I was hoping for and a good two minutes out of the top 20.
I've recovered well from it and am now focusing on Sunday's race up to Barr Trail. There has been talk of a thin men's field, but I think there will still be some solid performances. A few of the bigger names:
BTMR is one of my absolute favorite races. Barr Trail, Manitou Springs in the summer, BBQ at my place afterward...what's not to like?