Trail running race 2:40:38  20.43 km (7:52 / km) +986m 6:20 / km
shoes: Salomon Speedcross 3 Pro
Wandering Moose race in Kelowna (Myra Canyon)
The day was gloomy, cold and rainy but the course made up for it.
It was mostly single track. Lots of long uphills, that I power hiked but I run every flat and flatish section I could. The was also a long and very technical downhill, where I slowed down a bit as I was cramping up in my stomach. That's where two women passed me...oh well;) Then we got to the bottom of the canyon and followed a creek. We had few crossings there, I was going to use rocks to cross but at one of them a woman was just standing on a rock and deciding on her next move....I gave her few seconds and then couldn't wait any longer - I just got my feet wet. The next crossings were much faster:)
We were warned about the last 3 climbs, right before the finish line. I did not expect that! Almost vertical, not even on a trail! It was brutal! And one right after the other.
Amik was waiting for me few hundred meters before the finish, cheering me on.
I am pretty happy with the result, wanted to finish close to 2h30min. The race course was awesome and venue was great. Kids played in the adventure park while we raced so they weren't bored.
So convenient to have my Mom here, what a great way to end the weekend: being pampered and fed:)
(Suunto download coming soon)