What i learned from this is that i need to get better at doing my homework about the races as i register for them and not line toe to toe with the big dis-advantage of not knowing squat about the coarse to come.
The following are things to prepare for about a race:
- Study the trail maps weeks before the race if possible.
- Talk to the race directors before the race and confirm the coarse on the website.
- Get familiar with the trails as much as possible before the race and run these trails and especially the different turns and turnarounds.
The Running was excellent. I felt great, the course was a moderate to tough coarse for the area events and i think i felt very comfortable without experiencing any significant low points at any point on the race. At some points i even pushed-it up a notch because i felt the need for speed but it was a single random isolated time.
Overall, great event, great coarse, good people. Thanks to Wendell, Coastal Trail Runs Race Director for the free t-shirt and the hot soup after the race.
Credit to Coastal Trail Runs for the nice finish line picture.