Lake Isabelle

Lake Isabelle

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday, 08/21/11 Pikes Peak Marathon Quick Recap

20th overall
4:52:08 (2:57 up)

Had a really fun time today.  Ran a reasonable ascent and topped out in 12th place, moved up as high as 11th on the inital miles of the descent.  Started to have a bit of a tough time below A-Frame and went really slow to Barr Camp, getting passed by several people along the way.  Rallied a bit below Barr, but then was a real death march down the Ws.  I felt it to be a stroke of luck that I was able to not get passed more than I did and it was a lot of work to get down in what I thought to be a disappointing 1:54 descent.  Though I hoped to have run a bit faster today, I am not at all disappointed, as I felt like I was in the mix (at least for a while) and I gave it all I had today.

Oh yeah, I also scored a sweet trophy and a comp entry for next year.