Although I’m still a bit injured after my last run, decided that a goal is needed for guiding me through recovery and getting back out and running. Goals are good, after all - or at least that’s what they tell me.
So I’ve signed up for the Powderface42 – race is scheduled for July. This will be my first trail race – no concrete – nothing but nature. The race is held just outside of Bragg Creek – at the foothills of the Rockys – so defintely not a flat race. Take a look at the elevation profile – looks scary.
They had a write-up about the race in a running magazine – but they didn’t make the article available online. But here’s a blog posting from SeeMikeRun discussing last year’s event. In the posting he discusses how the winning time was a little over 4 hours – by someone that would likely run a 2:30 marathon on a normal course.
I have two goals for the race – 1. I want to complete the race without any major injuries. and 2. I want to finish.
In addition to training and figuring out how to run a trail race, they also advise ensuring that you are up on your trail safety – I have some reading to do.