Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Last weekend was the Midnight 50k/25k at Lake Sylvia. Until Saturday night, I had never run that far or that long and I'm still feeling sore 2 days later. But, it was a really fun event. It's a fun run in the sense that no one records your time, there are no medals, no age groups, etc. It's just you and a couple hundred people running with flashlights on the service roads around Lake Sylvia under a full moon.
At the start, I think I heard someone say that there was 96% humidity and the temps were in the 90's. Still, it didn't feel that terrible. I took it easy, topped off my water bottle at each stop and walked when the grade became to difficult. I got nervous in the last couple miles when the the trees closed in on the road; so, I could no longer see the moon. I was alone and tired and starting to see things. Eventually, I saw the headlamps of a couple runners behind me, reassuring me that I was headed in the right direction. Shortly thereafter I was heading through the glow-stick lined finishing stretch. Volunteers provided a table of food and drink for participants. I had two huge pieces of watermelon and a coke.
Posted by HethLa at 7:51 AM