Sunday, April 09, 2006

Belated follow up to Yakima

Since nobody knows about this site but me, I haven't rushed to post anything about my run at Yakima. The weather was nasty prior to the start, but ended up being quite good during the race. The course was quite scenic with only two significant hills. The first hill at 14 miles was a welcome change to the relatively flat course. I ran all of it without too much slowing. The second hill at about 23 miles was longer and occurred when I was starting to run out of gas already. I ended up walking a couple of short sections going up. The downhill wasn't as strong as normal - my calves were right at the threshold of cramping. Just too few miles in training.

I ended up running 3:19:21, good for 29th overall and 5th in my age group. I'm pleased with the run and hopeful that my conditioning will continue to improve. Yesterday was ~20 miles in 2:31 on the Centennial Trail. Next race - Mt. Si 50 mile.

3 comments:

olga said...

Welcome to the blog world, Kendall!
I see Mike next week at CapPeak and Party Girls (hopefully) week after, and will say hi.
How do you pull those times on not training??!!
Wow!

robtherunner said...

I guess your secret is out now. At least to the two of us. See you at Mt. Si. Even with your low training mileage I still won't be able to keep up with you.

Lora said...

We found you now!! Your body must have been made to do Ultras! Great job.