The weather report was looking terrible, or fun depending upon your perspective. 50 degrees and raining; which I thought played into my favor remembering a great run I had on Pawnee-Buchanan in similar conditions (which may be the best run of my life). The race setting was Palmer Park which is sort of a peculiar area as it is a full on mountain environment with super technical trails, but its in the middle of Colorado Springs, a decently large city.
|View of Pikes Peak from the park, unfortunately we did not run on this nice smooth dirt road.|
|The very small start...and oh my god, a heel strike. Shame. First place was the guy in the grey tank on the right.|
|Getting more spread out heading into lap 2.|
|Coke, chips and get out. I ended up not carrying any water (which was awesome) due to the cold temps.|
|Chatting with 1st and catching my breathe just after the finish.|
|Hooray for sodium!|
|Example of a safe, reliable and responsible way to transport a mattress heading back to Boulder.|