HOMM trail half. I suck. That is all. I shouldn't even try, don't know why I do.
I had a really hard mental race. Felt good and strong and like I was running decently well until the last 3 miles on the road when a lady passed me and I gave up. Just like that...gave up. It really bothered me and I spent all day whining and depressed over it. Wondering if I should even keep running...what was the point?
Then, my legs were sore and I had NO idea how in the heck I was going to run a full the next day. Ice bath and rolling and walking...SO sore! The trail gains 1600ft in the first couple miles, then the next 11.5 you spend losing 4000ft. Talk about quad killer. You even had to climb over a gate. That was when I knew I was finally hard core :)
I'm still mad at myself for not fighting for 3rd place female and just letting that lady pass me. I was only running 7:40s. I could've kept up, but talked myself out of it. Self defeat and that really bothered me! Anyway, a bad, bad race, but with Becca listening to my whining I had the confidence to at least wake up the next morning and get to the race to finish what I'd started...the Oquirrhman challenge! Trail half on Friday morning and a full road marathon on Saturday morning.