When I ran the Sugarcreek 5 Mile Race last summer, I had NO clue what I was getting into. I knew nothing about the trails. I had no idea how to pace myself for a trail race. Simply put, I headed out for a 5 mile race. Yeah....trail races don't work that way!
The Rocks and Roots Trail Race Series starts this Sunday. I will be running the 20k option (it's a 10k loop and you can run it once or 5 times or anywhere in between). Based on my training runs, I
Last time I was on the trail, it looked like this:
While it's beautiful with the snow, it would be great if it was just frozen. I can wish all I want, right?
My biggest concern about this race is lining up in the right place. Since it's a single track, I don't want to get stuck behind too many slower people (as if there will be any slower than me!) but I also don't want to be in the wrong place and block too many faster runners.
I'm excited to get experience for my upcoming goal race in May. It will definitely be good to see how I do and just get more trail running under my belt.