My first trail marathon is in the bag! And what a fun day it was.
Nancy and Melissa picked me up at 4:00 am and we headed south to Lake Texoma for the 30th anniversary of the oldest trail race in Texas. After 2.5 hours of driving we arrived at Juniper Point and picked up our packets. There was a great long sleeved tech shirt this year. YAY! Love tech shirts vs. the cheap cotton shirts.
We had a few minutes to get our numbers on and socialize before the marathon race started. I was VERY nervous. I know how tough this trail is from running the half marathon last year and this would be my first full marathon. So I have a VERY healthy respect...for the trail and for the distance.
Henry, Nate and I continued on together until about 16 miles and then I put on my music so I could zone out. I pulled away for a little bit and ran alone, then Nate was behind me again. We battled the last 6.5 miles of hills together again and finished in about 6:23. (results not posted yet.)
I have a couple of large blisters, one blood blister and am very sore today. Yep, doing the post marathon shuffle. I love this race and will have this on my schedule every year.
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