Sunday, May 10, 2009

North Face Endurance 50

Yesterday Mark and I ran in the North Face Endurance Challenge 50 Mile Trail Race. The event took place in Bear Mountain, New York. The race course was truly a challenge. The course had it all: slick rocks, momentum stopping mud, brutal climbs, steep decents, wet roots... It was an intense day of running that beat me up pretty good. 150 runners started the race and less than half (72) finished. I managed a solid finish time of 11:41 (41st place.) Mark finished in 10:33 and won his age group (and took home some cool North Face gear as a result.) An incredibly tough run but satisfying in the end.

Mark's ready to go

Not sure if I'm ready to go...

Headlamps were needed with a 5 AM race start

Race start

The finish line

I'm finally done!

Well earned medals

New favorite drink