|Off we go on this beautiful late fall day. |
(Photo courtesy of Ed Swain, available at skinnyski.com)
|Working hard to keep the next generation and some competitors closer to my |
own age at bay (Photo courtesy of Ed Swain, available at skinnyski.com)
I did the initial 2.5 km at a 4:34 pace, then I stared slowing down and that's when John K overtook me. I could not keep up and regretfully had to let him go. I finished in 26:06, with a pace of 4:58. As usual during peak efforts like this I started suffering from a runny nose. But it felt good to have participated, Improving my pace over that of previous years, in spite of the added climb and the slightly longer course. If there was a regret, it was not having Colin's (my older son) classmates cheering me on from the sidelines. They have all graduated from Central ...
The results are available at www.skinnyski.com, as are a series of photos of the event.
Link to all Arctic Commando trail runs.