Garden of the Gods 10 Miler Results
|June 11, 2012||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
25-29 AG Win
(yes, that IS Bart Yasso presenting me with my award. Best post-race moment ever.)
The fact that my time is nearly 10 minutes slower than my 10 miler PR is no accident, and certainly not indicative of slugging through the race (although there was a healthy dose of that). The jury is still deliberating, but there is a very good chance that this race will be declared the hardest in my sweaty race history.
The race started at 6,600 feet (read: us flatlanders struggle to get enough oxygen peanut buttering our bagel on race morning), there were monstrous headwinds that felt more-than-a-little like a brick wall was declaring war on your ability to continue moving in a forward direction, and the race course was an endless series of “hills”, though IMO, those beasts deserve a label much more terrifying than simply “hills.”
But obstacles aside, there is a reason Bart declared this his favorite non-marathon road race while we were all standing around the start line ready for our legs to meet their imminent death-by-hills.
The course offers stunning views from start to finish (which, at altitude, really gave a whole new meaning to the word “breathtaking”) and the race is a blast, well organized, well executed, and filled with runners who think getting their asses handed to them by some serious inclines is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning.
Runners including three other fine members of Team Halnon (+).
Full race report to come after I’ve caught my breath.
It looked like there were a lot of stellar race performances this weekend. Congrats to everyone who ran (and tri-d) hard!