Moscow Mountain Madness is a 12-mile trail run on my favorite local trails. I ran this last year and finished in the top-10. Even with heavy legs this year, I figured I could beat last year's time simply because I'm in much better shape than I was last year. My legs weren't in racing mode, but my plan was to push them to the limit.
The crowd thinned out within about a mile and by two miles Sadie and I were by ourselves, just like a regular weekend run for us. Except this time it cost me $15 more than usual.
My legs ended up feeling very good for the second-half downhill, so I let loose and blasted down. Sadie was feeling strong too, and we crossed the finish line in 1:22:00 and another top-10 finish.
Lining up for the start
Almost feels like summer again
I love these trails
Sadie loves them too
I like running
I'll probably be offline for a couple weeks, but you'll hear from me soon. :)
Cool, and congrats on being in the top 10!ReplyDelete
Well done on a strong finish. It looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
Nice work! That is very fast indeed. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
You are just a running foo! Nice work!ReplyDelete
That's a great finish, congrats!! Beautiful pictures and I love your dog :).ReplyDelete
Sadie and Scott, a famous running couple! You are always fast and competitive. This is another success despite all the long and tough races done in a short period. Great pictures as usual.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's almost 20 minutes faster than last year, right?! Awesome job!ReplyDelete
Wow! Yet another good run from you and Sadie, it's been a good year :]ReplyDelete
I saw your comments on a recent Runner's World article about running with your dog. I have a pit bull/pointer mix who has an infinite amount of energy. I've gotten her to run up to 3 miles with me, but she doesn't really have the capability yet to run more...is there a way you steadily increased Sadie's mileage? And how often do you hydrate her along the way? I love running half and full marathons, and I want to be able to train for them with Oregon (my dog!) THanks!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday yesterday. I forgot to post that message on your blog and on Facebook. Eek. I'll remedy that right now.ReplyDelete
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SCOTT!!!