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First Trail Half Marathon? Check!

I survived! After a well deserved nap I'm feeling human enough to update and say I finished my very first trail half marathon! And I'm happy to be done!


My finish time was somewhere around 2:19, not quite sure what the exact chip time was. I went into this race not knowing what to expect terrain wise and it was definitely a "trail"! I only saw the elevation map this morning, and snapped a pic:

Holy hills!
I'll give a full race recap later on when I'm thinking clearly and the race results are up online. Hubs was photographer extraordinaire today, along with driver. Thanks babe!!

Who is your race support team? Do you prefer to race alone?
Hubs is the bomb diggity! Anyone who will wake up at 4:45 to drive me around in the dark gets a thumbs up from me. I prefer to race alone, but it's so nice to have someone cheering for you at the end!

Comments

  1. Congrats! That is some pretty serious elevation. Yikes!

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  2. Good job! Trail halfs are SO challenging :). I def like having people with me but I almost never do because I live far from most of my fam. Also, most people dont' want to wake up at the crack of dawn on a weekend =).

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  3. My legs just started crying thinking about those hills!

    I enjoy having support for my races, but sometimes doing it alone is nice. Then I get to mingle more with other runners and also don't have to constantly tell people how I'm feeling/what I'm thinking. One of my good friend's asks those every two minutes. Not a good pre-race routine.

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  4. I love trail races! Glad you had a good experience! Congratulations!

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  5. Congratulations! Good job! Can't wait to read the recap!

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  6. CONGRATS! awesome accomplishment! Can't wait to hear more!

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  7. Nice Job!! I am kinda a lone runner. The racers are usually too early for him to get up and I don't mind heading out on my own.
    Sarah

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I bet you feel amazing. I can't wait for the full recap.

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  9. Congrats on your first 1/2! That elevation map looked intense! Way to conquer the hills!!!!!!

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  10. I prefer to race alone as well, although I am not opposed to picking up some company in the later miles. :)

    Congrats on your first trail half marathon! Looks like it was NO JOKE!

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  11. Very nice work! Sounds like a challenging race.

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  12. Congratulations girl! That course looks intense and can only make you stronger. I can't wait to hear all about it.

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  13. Congrats!!! Im glad you survived! Awesome job... You get to eat whatever you want tonight!!!

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  14. Congrats!, that's awesome! I want to do a trail run (probably 10k, I'm not rockstar enough to conquer a 1/2!).

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  15. Holy cow! That is some elevation... you are brave to undertake such a feat. Trails freak me out, they are so beautiful, but all I can think of is "I'm going to trip and sprain my ankle." They make me a ground watcher. Your time was aaaaamazing for such extreme terrain. go girl go hubs

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  16. I agree...yay for a fabulous husband! Way to go on the race. WOO HOO!!!!

    runningtobeskinny.com

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  17. Hurray for a supportive and wonderful husband. I will look forward to reading the longer version. Yay YOU!

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  18. Yay! Congrats on the race!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

    I'm the same way - love to race alone. My boyfriend is an awesome supporter, driver, cheerleader! It's nice to know someone is waiting for you at the finish :)

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  19. Way to go girly!!! You rock!!! Holy hills for sure!!! You did it way to go!!!

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  20. Congrats! That looks like a fun trail :) Can't wait for the race report!

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  21. woooo!! that map is intimidating! can't wait to hear all about it!

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  22. Congrats on your first trail half! Can't wait to read the race report. Have a great rest!

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  23. You are pretty much awesome. Hope you're celebrating...well deserved!

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  24. CONGRATS!! I prefer to race alone too!

    I plan on having a giveaway on my blog soon. Just need more followers! So tell your friends! http://runningfitnesshealth.blogspot.com/

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  25. Congrats!!! Looks cool! I got my eye on a fall trail Half up in Wisconsin...

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  26. AWESOME job!!!! I can't wait to hear about it!

    My husband is my support team too, but I was really excited and surprised when friends and my inlaws came out for my first half!

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  27. Congrats! I've never done any sort of serious trail running before but that looks amazing. You did a GREAT job.

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  28. Yay congrats!!! I want to do a trail race one day!

    My love is my race crew. I run alone but he tries to meet me along the way, always drives me and is always there at the end for me :)

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  29. Wow, congrats! Looks like you had a great time. I would love to try a trail run this summer.

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