November 11, 2012

XTERRA Oak Mountain State Park 21K results

Just a quick post to let you know that I survived the 21K trail race. Survival is always the number one goal of any race, so success! My time was 2:01:??, so about a minute slower than my last half at this location. But I got second in my age group, so waaaahooooo!

I only bit it on the trail about 20 times. That is possibly not an exaggeration. After mile five I lost count, and at the end, when my feet were laziest, it was about every five minutes. 

Here's a quick pic of my finish with my friend Brian. He really helped me as I struggled the last few miles. It got rough out there. 

Thanks, Brian, for the trail support AND this picture. 

And thanks to Alabama Outdoors too for sponsoring my entry into this race! I'll be posting the full recap/review this week. Spoiler alert: I didn't pee my pants as bad as last weekend. Disappointing, I know.

16 comments:

  1. Congrats girl! Glad you survived and are in one piece at least! Looking forward to the recap.:)

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  2. Survival is always Rule #1.
    That's a wonderful photo.

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  3. How fun!! Trails are the best and I can't wait to read the full write-up.

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  4. How in the world can you run a race so soon after your marathon? I envy people like you.

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  5. Oak Mtn trails are hard! I did the Fat Danny 5 miler this Summer and know what you mean about biting it. It's amazing how those rocks/roots/whatever the heck else pops up it's ugly head to trip you just keep coming!

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    1. Yes! And especially now that leaves are covering the path. But it was so gorgeous and totally worth all of the tumbles!

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  6. woohooo! GREAT job! Congrats! And like someone above said, so soon after a marathon. Crazzzzzy

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  7. Lisa, you are a real trooper for doing a 21k trail run a week after an all-out marathon. Proud of you.

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  8. Wow! One week after the full, you are a rockstar! Nice job on your 2nd place, too!

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  9. THAT is one amazing time for a trail race!!!!!! and didn't you just run a marathon (!!) you are officially my new idol

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  10. Well, if there's no peeing of the pants I'm not ready the recap! LOL Just kidding, of course! Way to go on an awesome time and looking forward to hearing all about it, as usual. :) Have a happy recovery!

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    1. I don't blame you.:) I've been setting a high standard for bodily misfunction lately.

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  11. The picture of the race looks beautiful...looking forward to full recap!!

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  12. Congratulations! And looking forward to the recap.

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  13. Wow, you are a racing machine! Trail races sound so tough and I did not even factor in the falling down part!

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  14. Great Job and we just know the trail will win you over in the long run. You gota love the people (an the races) because us trail folk are just too lovable. Ready for Cold Mt. 15K next. (Michael-Mary)

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