I started out pretty fast, this hurt me around mile 3 when I started to feel sluggish. The course was a mountain bike trail and was narrow but it wasn't nearly as hilly as the trail in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I enjoyed every minute, meeting new people as I was passed or as I passed others. Everyone is so friendly! I was way overdressed (for some reason, I haven't mastered what to wear on trail runs. I'm always freezing to begin with but then overheating 1-2 miles into a run.).
The above picture sums up the race...all smiles! My goal was to finish in under an hour but my final time was 1:05/ 13/ mile and I can live with that! My goal over the winter months is to shed pounds and gain speed in all 3 triathlon disciplines. I'm looking forward to more trail runs :)