|The three stooges|
The course was fantastic! So scenic and well-supported. I just love this place. It was mostly flat with one steep climb at mile 6 (which we had to climb twice) but we got to take a steep decent a mile later so it was worth it. You could see where the Virgin River had swelled and washed out part of the trail. The red rock surroundings and blue sky kept a smile on my face. I just wish it was a bit warmer (as always). I held a steady pace most of the run and stuck with my goal of staying below an 8 minute mile. It wasn't until mile 11 that I began to get passed by other runners. I'm thinking these runners had a tube of NOS in their shorts or something because I was hurting and could not give anymore. I was happy with my new PR of 1.42.16 (7.52 pace).
|Not getting "chicked"|
Anyways great race and can't wait for the next one!
PS- Brittany,Trista and Rory and whoever else wants it; my Disappearing homemade Protein bar recipe!
1 cup PB
1 cup honey
1 cup oats
1 scoop whey protein powder (either chocolate or vanilla)
1/2 cup flax seed (if you have it)
chopped up dates, walnuts, coconut, sunflower seeds (however much you want or none at all)
Put everything in a saucepan over medium-low heat and stir until all mixed together. Spread in an 8X8 pan; press down- sprinkle with chocolate chips if you want (press those into the mixture) and put in the fridge to harden. Cut into squares and watch them disappear!
Have a great start of your racing season friends!