Sunday, August 27, 2017

Now We Are Back to Racing....Ex2 Adventures Blue Crab Bolt Trail Series

After a little time off from racing Sarah and I were back at this weekend at the Ex2 Adventures Blue Crab Bolt Trail Run Series (bit of a mouthful!) at Little Bennett Regional Park.  After it being all about the bike the last few weeks and bit of time crunch that limited the running miles, I wasn't overly confident of a result so decided just to thrash myself and get a solid workout done.  I was in for the 10km and Sarah was in for the 5km as she builds towards the Kapulua Trail Run in Maui.

I started out hard, on what was a great course....some good hills, river crossing and a variety of terrain. Through the first two miles I led but surrendered at the halfway point and eventually hung on for a hard earned 3rd place overall!  It was great to be back onto the trails and gives me a good point of reference as we head into the final two months before the Xterra World Championships.  Next for me is the Shenandoah 100mile MTB race next that should be EPIC!

Sarah had a great race of her own and nailed 2nd place in age group for another podium spot!

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