Run race 2:28:30  16.0 mi (9:17 / mi) +3662ft 7:38 / mi
shoes: Mizuno Elixer
Pony Express! Volunteered for an hour w/ registrations then longest run ever + a bonus mile since I got lost (my fault, not the organizer's). We were supposed to keep the reservoir on our right the entire time and then I realized I hadn't seen it for at least 5min. Started out too fast, but settled into a good pace by mile 2. Went off course around mile 6.5 for about 10min. When I got back on course I ran 4 miles at trail 10k effort to make up for the lost time then blew up around mile 11. Learned a bunch, had fun, got a good workout. I have about 15min of easy gains next year since I was off course for 10min and then made a 5(+) minute pacing mistake and then my goal was just to beat the old lady. I'll be back for redemption next year. So I guess my race was more like 16miles than 15 so that's what I'm logging. I don't really trust my garmin #'s since it was twisty wooded singletrack. My legs were my major limiter today. The muscles in my inner quads and then just plain old foot pounding. Not a good thing when legs not lungs are the limiter in a flattish race at 9000. I was 2nd woman when I went off course and 15th at the finish (passed a handful back).