LOVE Xterra races!
I was super excited for McDowell cause I love the trails out there….
and I got to run on parts of it I have never ran on!
I woke up Saturday with a “headcold”
Skipped my long bike ride and short run.
Stayed in bed and read all day =D
#finallyfinished #thenightcircus #lovedit
I knew going into this race it was going to be tough one since I didn’t feel 100%
I thought maybe it would help the sickness… It DID! =D
Sunday morning got my butt outta bed and headed out to the trails with friends!
WE look ready… well other than looking sleepy still!!
The race was good.
I only had one mile under 10mm & that is when I fell!
YEP. I FELL. Duhhhhh.
I finished in 2:26
2nd AG – 28th female
I originally (before I got sick) wanted to be around 2:10ish
My readjusted goal was under 2:30 and I did that!
I love to show off my bloody knee!
This race I broke up into 3 parts.
Five miles at a time.
First 5 were awesome.
I felt good going out and was prepared for the suckfest.
It’s always better when you know it’s going to suck, right? I think so.
Next 5 were HARD.
Kept repeating my motto, “I feel good, I feel great,” it keeps my mind from saying FU legs.
THEN I FELL.
Hahaha 10 miles in, going down hill a bit to fast, lost my footing… BAM.
Knee and left hand bleeding!
I saved one hand thanks to my trusty water bottle! 🙂
I found some awesome pacers!
Stuck to them until the last mile and pushed my butt in front to finish strong.
Not the bestest time but not bad for this gal.
9:41 pace on the trails is good for me!
Love this group.
I have pretty awesome friends!
Later that night I noticed my leg hurting… so I checked it out.
HEHEHE Good job Mandi!!