today's race was big - in the 8,400+ finisher level big! the scotland run sold out a few weeks ago (no doubt aided a bit as a team challenge race). the course began on west drive and ran clockwise around the park. i'm not sure if this direction is easier, but cat hill didn't seem as daunting this way around.
i had a pretty straightforward sub-45 goal. despite a couple of drinks last night, and a nagging head cold, i hit that target with a 45:45, 7:13 pace. aside from emmy, i only spotted one trrc teammate, tom, the entire morning. after the race, ran into yuki, who has the traprock 50k in ct on deck for next weekend and the massanutten mountain 100 next month!
here are the race results from nyrr.