Saturday, February 12, 2011

Love Can Be Cold 5-6 Miler

Today was the fourth race in the Carson City Winter Trail Series, put on by Ascent Physical Therapy. Seemed like there was a bigger crowd than usual gathered this morning, at the boat ramp off of Carson River Road. Here's what the registration area looked like -

It was all of thirty degrees, and the sun was just starting to peek over the hills, when 8:00 came and we lined up to start. Fortunately, things warmed up and the sun shone on us as we did an out-and-back along the Carson River. Here's a course map; click through to the Garmin site for more details.

And some photos from that section:

This took care of the flat part of the course; then we started to climb. Here's the elevation profile, one of the more interesting ones I've run for this distance.

Here's some of the up:

Nice views from up there -

Of course, then we had to go down. Bit dangerous getting this picture; glad I didn't tumble. I probably would have rolled all the way to the bottom and taken out the guy in front of me as well.

Another flat section was all it took to get back to the finish. Fun course!

I thought I'd hit "stop" on my watch, but apparently it didn't register, so I'm waiting for my official time. I think it was somewhere in the 48:00 range.

Thanks again to Ascent Physical Therapy for putting on the series, and to all the volunteers that were out today - sure were a good amount of people stations giving directions at the trail junctions.


SnowLeopard said...

What a nice course! And a great picture of Abbey. :) Glad the weather's been so nice for all your recent races~

slowrunner77 said...

Needs more cowbell!