Sunday, February 21, 2010

Finally! Some pictures of Pemberton!

It's hard to believe that just a week ago, I was running and sweating in shorts in the beautiful Arizona desert, and now here I am freezing my butt off in a snow storm! While the snow is beautiful, it can be a challenge to run in. Fortunately, I have a great pair of Kahtoola Micro-Spikes. If you haven't run in them, and have to run on icey, slick surfaces, they are by far the BEST thing to run in.

Thanks to everyone for their nice comments! Good luck to everyone with all your upcoming races!

Here are some pictures of runners going out to run the Pemberton 50km. The desert is gorgeous! I took second overall, and won a bottle of wine and a cute bar of soap.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

PR at Pemberton 50km!

It has been one long, cold winter here in Colorado, so I decided it was about time to escape for a few days to beautiful, sunny Arizona for some running over Valentine's day weekend.

In 2005, I ran the beautiful Pemberton 50km, in 5 hours and 42 minutes. This year, I came back and ran it in 4 hours 29 minutes, and 55 seconds, just less than a minute and a half behind first place. I guess this getting older thing isn't all bad....

It was a fabulous weekend. We made new friends, some some old ones, and saw some great scenery. But with all those different kinds of cactus, it is not a place where you want to trip and fall.

The next day I ran the Lost Dutchman Marathon in Apache Junction. I was pretty spent from Saturday, but still managed to drag my sorry butt across the finish line under 4 hours. Thanks for the donuts at mile 21 race volunteers!

Here are some pictures of the Pemberton 50km. I love the nutritious food Deborah has with her. She ended up winning the race. I guess I am going to have to remember my marshmallow peeps for my next race! Congratulations Deb!!