Saturday, November 10, 2012

Arctic Commando Trail Run 2012

As far as I know the results have not been posted yet. You can access a copy here. There are some pictures on the Central Nordic Team pages, including the following, showing me at the finish:

Checking my time and making sure the darn timer is stopped.
Drizzly morning for the race and mild temps, excellent conditions! I was able to make it through the field of little ones quickly. A group of young fast runners dropped me quickly and Jake passed me around the 1 km marker. I soon noticed that I hadn't purged as well as I could have this morning, must have been that late Mexican dinner at Pepito's on Chicago Ave yesterday evening. Sorry guys, I had to leave in a hurry after the event, would have loved to socialize a little after ...

Even though I felt like I was dying, I finished well, welcomed by Jake. And, I was able to hold off John K after he beat me last year. Turns out I had a new PB on the route, 15"/km faster over last year. All that track and hill work with Kitty, Erika, Nancy and Jake paid off, not to forget the Sisu MYR workouts. Very happy with Inov-8 Mudclaw 330s for this even, no issues with heel blisters. Must be the constant stop and go in orienteering that causes these.

Results haven't been published on yet but I secured an advance copy which can be accessed here: Arctic Commando 2012 Results.

Link to all Arctic Commando trail runs.