Sunday, October 19, 2008

Palo Duro Canyon 50 miler and the Duke City Marathon: Another great weekend of running madness.....

One of the best things about being a military spouse is getting to run all the different races in the various parts of the country you end up moving to every two to four years. Now that we currently live in the southwest, I am able to run more races in Texas.

I love going to Texas for ultras! I can't wait to cross the New Mexico border just to see the Texas Rangers wearing their cowboy hats while out on patrol. And without exception, every race I have run in Texas has been well organized, generous, and friendly. The Palo Duro 50 miler on the 18th was no exception. With their well stocked aid stations, and well marked course, and with the much appreciated help of my husband Tim who crewed for me from start to finish, I was able to take second place woman in this very scenic race. If you are looking for a good first time 50 miler, or just a fun, safe, end of the year race, I highly recommend the Palo Duro Canyon 50!

The following day I ran the Duke City Marathon in Albuquerque, NM. Although it wasn't a PR race, perfect fall weather made for another solid marathon finish.


JeffO said...

Good job!
You'll never guess what I did.
2nd at Boulder!

Hey, you doing Rim Rock? I'm registered.
Might also do the Dec 6 Rock Canyon Half Marathon

runjoey said...

Good job Princess. I've always wanted to go run Palo Duro since I started running ultra's I remember going there when I was 12 on a xc vacation and it was the first of many big impressions I got of the West.