Sep. 22nd, 2009 03:50 pm
ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (marathon)
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Sunday was the last race of the "Town Series" which I entered for the first time this year - three trail races, one on each of the major in-town trail systems. They are all individual races but if you enter them all as a series it's quite cheap (as a member of the local running club, only $36 for all three) and you get a t-shirt in addition to the various minor goodies for each race. The final race, though, the Animas Mountain Mug Run, has the best goodies of all: an after-race party with free Mexican food (and beer!) and this lovely ceramic coffee mug:


(The handle's in the back where you can't see it.) You have to earn it on the course, though, which is the same route where I took these pictures when I ran it for practice last month: basically, 1500 feet up in 3 miles, a little rolling trail at the top, and then the same back down. The official distance is 6.6 but I suspect it might be a little shorter than that. Anyway, it was a tough run, I came in at the bottom of the top third of women, 1:11:45, just behind the woman who has been just beating me at trail races all summer. Incidentally, she won the series on points, so I think that means I came in second!

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Date: 2009-09-22 10:14 pm (UTC)
libitina: snake across an open book (Default)
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Date: 2009-09-23 04:39 pm (UTC)
blnchflr: Captain America Civil War (Default)
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That's a beautiful mug!!

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Date: 2010-03-26 01:43 am (UTC)
redroanchronicles: Juno - Kiss Me (Default)
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That's freaking awesome. I love that mug. I WANT that mug. I feel driven to GET THAT MUG. Except that I'm pretty sure I could probably get cheaper mugs without going to Colorado. :D Still, a much better post-race souvenir than all the cheap white t-shirts these events tend to give out. (White? Really? They do realize that I *run* in these things, right?)


ilanarama: me, The Other Half, Moab UT 2009 (Default)

August 2017

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My running PRs:

5K: 21:03 (downhill) 21:43 (loop)
10K: 43:06 (downhill)
10M: 1:12:59
13.1M: 1:35:55
26.2M: 3:23:31

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