Weekly Update: June 3rd – 9th

This past weeks training plan was a little light considering my upcoming race. I had to flip flop some workouts around based on my schedule. Always juggling kids, work, training, house work and general life expections.

I finally was able to use some of my new Xoskin gear in a trail race. My compression shorts and socks definitely lived up to my expections. I love going out on long runs and not even thinking about my gear. All I need is to focus on my breathing and fuel intake. I love the feeling of not having to worry about anything or being anxious that you may have a wardrobe malfunction, literally, in the middle of nowhere.

Waiting to start my section at mile 19

Post run muddy shoes with my DRY socks

I was a part of a relay team competing at the Laurel Highlands 70 mile ultra marathon. The course was broken down into 5 sections and each team member took turns completing a section (or two). The course was the entire length of the Laurel Highlands hiking trail, which starts in Ohiopyle Start Park and finishes in Johnstown, PA.

Waterfall at the start

Runners getting ready at the start

A course map that’s too big to even make out

The race is very well supported with aid stations every 5 to 10 miles. Parking was good for crew members & spectators and the course was easy to access as well.

Waiting for Wayne at an aid station

Our whole team ran a solid race. No one threw up either. We all hit are targets too. Except for our team captain JR. He ran out of his mind on the last 14 mile section and locked down our 3rd place finish for the team relay. We finished in just over 15 hours.

Finish line!

Aid station at the finish

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