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2013 Running With The Bears Half Marathon Race Report... (Read 45 times)

Daves_Not_Here


    Not my best time (but not my worst either), but I'd have to say that it was one of the most scenic and enjoyable events in the 2 years that I've been running. Plumas County is gorgeous and this venue limits the participant count to 300. Friday night we had a nice pasta feed at the Greenville Community Center with the event sponsors, Mountain Circle, a Foster care program which is right up my alley as I have cared for many, many children from broken homes in the past. Saturday morning proved out to be a gorgeous day in the Northern Cascades and at 7:30AM off we went. The course was a loop around the Indian Valley and was simply stunning. At Mile 5 we all got escorted by a goat that got out from one of the various farms along the way. I felt good through mile 5 and then I got a horrible case of heartburn. I really have to get that in check because it was so severe that I had to slow down while it subsided. Other than the heartburn, the race went well. I felt strong and when it wasn't flaring up, I was running well...better than I have in awhile. Ever since my hernia operation my pace(s) havent really broken 12 minutes/mile and my average on this race despite the periods where I had to walk was 11:06.

     

    At Mile 10 was "Bear Bait Hill" which was the one hill that had a gain of about 250ft over a half mile. Not terribly bad at all. I hammered through that fairly readily. Coming in on the last couple of miles I was still feeling good and I finished with a 2:25....

     

    Daves_Not_Here


      Just realized I posted in the wrong forum...LOL! Oh well.


      Bad Ass

        I hope you repost it on the B&B. Great job and pics.

        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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