death by trail shoes? what my new balance looked like at the end of the day!!
just got home from the nipmuck trail marathon in ashford, connecticut. what a long day it's been. i left the house just after 5 this morning, met emmy at 5:30, rob at 5:50, arrived at the race just before 7:30, we ran the race, and i walked back in the door just after 6 tonight!
the very short version of the race: i finished in 5:22 - despite the self-destruction of my trail shoes during the second out and back portion of the course. emmy finished a minute ahead of me, in 5:21. despite our similar finish times, we only ran the last 3-4 miles of the race together! rob, unfortunately, had a bad day. intestinal problems kept him out on the course for 6 and a half hours!
the roll call of runners included, among others: jill and joe (who only did the first out and back portion of the course), barbara, and sarah (who was at pineland farms with us last weekend). there was a lot of post-race socializing - and rob, bless his soul, had a small cooler filled with sam adams to rehydrate with :D
here is my race report.