Dahlgren 50k Results
|August 6, 2012||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
Good morning. Happy Monday, everyone. Please forgive any grammatical errors or lack of coherent thought in the next few sentences. I’m dragging a bit after waking up in the 4 o’clock hour, for the third morning in a row, so my mom could run the monuments in the dark, before heading back to Vermont.
The original plan to run the monuments at night got scrapped when we decided a cold beer and DC’s best cupcakes sounded like a better way to end the day.
And we were right.
Before all of the monument gazing and cupcake eating, I spent Saturday enjoying one of my favorite races ever.
And I’m not talking about the men’s 10,000 on Saturday afternoon…although, holy shit, can we pause to talk about that for a second?
Or just stare at pictures of these two over and over and smile inside and out about the significance of this race and their remarkable display of friendship in the heat of competition. Big. Sigh.
Before Galen and Mo took to the track on Saturday afternoon, I took to the trails and raced the Dahlgren 50k in Virginia.
And it turned out to be a pretty crazy good time. So hot that my tank was practically hanging to my knees with sweat by the end of the race, but 31.9 miles of solid fun and running.
4:20.50 for 31.9 miles*, an 8:10 pace.
Broke the course record (for women)
*31.9 miles=the actual distance of the race course (.9 more than 50 kilometers, which was NOT garmin distance, but the publicized distance of the race, which I did not find out about until after crossing the finish line. apparently this is an ultra thing that my road brain is late to pick up.)
Full race report to come (I was too busy entertaining my mom and wringing out my race gear this weekend) ASAP.