Friday, December 9, 2016

Run at the Rock 7 miler

If you enjoy trail running, you should put the Run at the Rock at CedarRock Park in Burlington, NC on your list.

It is a pleasant, somewhat challenging trail race with 7 mile and 14 mile options. My Garmin has it at 6.5 miles which is probably closer to accurate.

The start. Duh.

Last year I opted to run very easy as I was getting over a calf strain.

 Me running sort of fast

Bri didn't try to beat me this time.

This year I was closer to 100% healthy so gave it a good effort. With about 200 people on the start line (combined race start), I lined up close to the front and pushed it from the gun. Entered the woods in 8th place or so. I eventually passed a couple people and then found myself running in the 4th or 5th position with a couple guys pacing with me.

Up a hill.

We had matching FS Series arm warmers on.

We had a nice chat and kept the pace going. They passed me in a long straightaway around the 5.5 mark, and I came across with a 4th place overall for the 7 mile.  My watch had me at 7:32 pace. Yay.

Check out the wiggle waggle form.

Bri has been dealing with a sore back but managed to come in 3rd place in her age group for the 7 miler as well.

Not a wiggle waggler.

Next up is the Chatham Pittsboro 5k Reindeer run tomorrow morning. We usually have a decent team in attendance and gather for a yummy breakfast at nearby bud's house after.

This is all so I can tell you something without months going by.

Happy Merry Christmas!

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