|Thing 1 & I at the start|
|Trail Buddy & I at The End|
|When last, no chance of stepping on a rattlesnake!|
|Coughing up a lung on the 1st assent - 75% grade!|
|Elevation Sign at the highest point...beside the cell tower!|
|Elevation Sign at the lowest point|
Anyway, it was a fun race for us. We ran steady for the 1st loop, then chatted & took pictures while running together at the end. I promised Thing 1 that I wouldn't stop to sightsee during the race...I made it through 1 loop! I thought that was pretty good! We were not too far behind the others. One we glimpsed periodically through the trees & according to Thing 1 we were only a few minutes behind the last half dozen runners or so. Everyone at the race was really supportive and positive...they cheered when we chose the 2nd loop instead of finishing and I was surprised when there were still a ton of people hanging out waiting for us to finish. They all gathered and cheered us across the finish line! The Finger Lakes Running Club is a great bunch of people. In fact, the Finger Lakes trails & running club was featured in the Trail issue of Runners World. Check it out if you haven't!
11 days to Finger Lakes Fifties!!!! We are ready!
|The cables that crossed the trail...you had to climb through them!|