|Runner on Hog's Hunt Course|
It felt worse after the race so I'm glad I stopped, but my ankle feels much better this afternoon after icing it and putting my legs up. I'm a little disappointed, but I'm fine. You never know what race day holds. Each one is a challenge and days like this make me more grateful for pain-free days.
|That's Packet P/U, the Start, Mid-point & Finish Line|
|Getting Race Gear Ready|
Weather: warm, low to high 70's, humid, breezy
Race Particulars: Hog's Hunt 50K Trail Race (I didn't see any wild hogs!) Dirt trails & jeep roads through the woods of Huntsville State Park (1 1/4 hour drive from Houston)- two 15.5 mile loops. Course was a little hilly, sandy and very rooty and shady. Started on time. Plenty of water stops on 50K course (8) with Heed, Powerade and snacks. Course marked well. Size small shirt too large. Helpful volunteers. Lots of friendly, encouraging runners!
4/18/12 Update: Time for 16 miles: 2:53. Ave pace: 10:51. 97 runners started/81 finished. My ankle feels fine. I've gotten in two short runs since the race.