Having just come off a couple long training cycles leading up to the Rock 'n' River half, I decided to sit out the two races that happened in town last weekend. Here's what I missed:
Saturday, May 7th - Run Amuck at the Reno River Festival
Did this one a couple years ago, got mud in my nose, and was sick for a couple weeks after. Fun event, but kind of crazy - it was pretty hard to figure out what you were supposed to do to meet your runner for the second leg of the relay. Lots of photos here (password "muddy"), some coverage from the Reno Gazette Journal here.
Sunday, May 8th - Pinocchio's Moms on the Run
I've never been to this local classic, despite the fact that it's an easy bike from my home. It always seems to fall on weekend that I've got other plans. Didn't really happen this year - and I might have made the effort had anyone else I knew been up for it. As it was, though, it is a bit later in the day, and we had family coming over for Mother's Day brunch, so it's just as well that I didn't.
Instead of these, I went out for a trail run on Saturday with Chris, doing a few loops around Rancho San Rafael and up Evans Canyon (and testing his limits with the New Balance Minimus Trail shoes.) Sunday I took myself out for an early long-ish run, getting back in time to make cinnamon rolls from scratch for Mother's Day.