Wish me luck!!! 20K race in the morning.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by seismic wonder2, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Tomorrow at 0700 I will begin a 20K trail race. The 20K isn't the issue as I run all the time anyway. The deal is that it's a TRAIL race. It takes place in my favorite place, Mission Trails Regional Park.
    The race starts easy enough, nice flat grasslands, for about 1.5K then goes up and up for another .5k (Kuaaypay mt.) then down the other side. back across the grasslands then at 6k it's up, up, up again between the North and South Fortuna Mt. (The Saddle), down the other side. THis is no joke it's REALLY steep! The mountain bikers nich-named this portion "ball bearing hill" The last time I was there, I got to the top, kicked a rock AND IT ROLLED BACK DOWN THE HILL!!! [​IMG]
    Then at 12K the hard part starts, The trail goes UP the South Fortuna Mt. Down the other side and back to the Saddle. [​IMG] Then the rest of the race is back through the grasslands and is relatively flat (thank god).

    Anyway, If you don't want to do the math 20K is about 12. some odd miles. But again, it's not the miles...it the up and down hills that's gonna suck buttermilk.
  2. Wow! Impressive! GL!

    Don't forget to drink water when it's offered!
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    hey, good luck and smooth sailing, I admire anyone who can run.
  4. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Oh wow I admire you so much! wish I could run..... not that I dont want to, just these old knees won't let me [​IMG] and good luck.... your a winner!
  5. Royd

    Royd Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    Have you run the course before, or something similar?

    I've run three 15k's and trained with my dog, most of the time. We always stopped for water and rest, at 5 and 10k... Quess what? During the real race, that's exactly where my body was demanding a break.
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    It sounds like you have quite the day ahead of you tomorrow! Good luck! [​IMG] Sounds fun! [​IMG]
  7. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Songster

    Aug 16, 2008
    Brooksville, Fl
    Good Luck!
    Have you ever tried those sport beans from jelly belly?=YUM
  8. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    Woohoo. I did the Brasstown Bald Buster. It is the tallest point in Georgia. Their slogan was "a little ol' 5K run with just one hill" All of it was uphill. Nothing level and nothing downhill.

    I also did a 8 mile trail run that had a creek crossing shortly after you got started. So you either stopped and took off your shoes and then put them back on once you crossed. Or you wore them across and than ran 8 miles in wet shoes. After the creek it was a uphill mountain climb and then down hill. Then a short level run.

    Hope you have a blast.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Buenas Suerte!
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Good luck!!!

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