Sunday, August 12, 2007
Happy to be a Bridesmaid!!
Yesterday I ran the Headlands 50 mile in Sausalito, California. It was a beautiful day out there and I highly recommend you putting this on your race calendar for next year. The 50 mile has an elevation gain of 8,160 ft. and is run in the Marin Headlands. With views of Tiburon, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge, is is not a race to miss.
"Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second." Bobby Unser
Do you get what I am trying to say? I came in second place!!! I am happy with my finish and I am happy with the effort I put out. My time was 9:01:25, 2nd female and 7th overall. My good friend and fellow Montrail runner finished first!! Her time was 8:43:42, good for 5th finisher overall. Way to go Suzanna Bon!!
In case you are wondering, this picture is not of Suzanna and I. I have felt like this woman looks on many occasions. Yesterday, thankfully was not one of those days. Eating and drinking while racing is quite the art. Recently, ensure, squeezy gels, succeed, water and coke seem to do the trick for me. Solid food tends to make me throw-up and do a lot of unpleasant things. None of which is good while running. I just hope the food thing keeps on working because it has taken years for me to figure this nutritional thing out. My friend Sunny Blende is a sports nutritionist and she even says I'm wierd! Go figure. I
I am planning on taking a couple of rest days from running and then it is time for a few more quality runs before Wasatch.
"If the word quit is part of your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not."