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!!


criosrun said...

congrats on a great race. older did you say. nice running. hey, photos?

runjoey said...

another great run. You should be ready to rock Umstead next month

Deb Hamberlin said...

It was great meeting you and running with you at Pemberton and Lost Dutchman. Have a great race at Umstead! Deb

Anita Marie said...

Thanks you guys!!! Deb, it was great meeting you! Joey, see you at Umstead, anc Chris, I hope I get to see you at Badwater!