Cap Crusher 13K 2014 – Race Recap

Coast Mountain Trail Series – Cap Crusher – March 23, 2014

It seems like it’s kind of the theme for 2014 to run races, but not actually race them.  In a way, it’s a bit sad considering I do love that pushing yourself, racing, competitive feeling.  I just have been struggling with injuries and issues, and haven’t been up to racing condition.  Why run a race then?  Because races are about so much more than actually racing.  They are about the community, they are about seeing friends, supporting friends, being outside, and most of all just being active, getting a solid run in.

I’ll be honest, I was 100% going to drop from the 13K to the 8K on Sunday morning, but Dave wouldn’t let me, and to be honest, Dave and I have run so many trying training runs that I knew it was going to be fine, just another training run, disguised as a race.

I don’t have too much to say about the race, as it was short for a race for me, but Jay was out taking pictures, and it was the perfect spring day to go for a run!

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Sweeeeeeeeping – CMTS – Survival of the Fittest – June 16/13

Sunday was the last of the Coast Mountain Trail Series races leading up the big huge SOLD OUT Squamish50 event August 10th.  I had signed up for Seek the Peak super early, and while they didn’t conflict on the same day, I thought a double bib weekend was probably a bit much for me.  But, I had major FOMO as I knew Salomon West Van Teammates Scott & James would both be racing, as well as Linda volunteering.

I decided to volunteer, so that I’d still get to be involved, and as a way of getting some extra mileage in, I volunteered to sweep with Gemma and Jeff, the last 2 of the team, meaning that all 6 of us were going to be at the same place at the same time for the first time!

Rob got this awesome photo of all of us (except Jeff who was manning the parking lot position :( )  This was just before the race started and Rob had to get out into the woods so we were in a rush.  Sorry Jeff, I don’t know how to photoshop you in!!

Gemma, Linda, Gary, Scott, James, Me (with team mascot Roxy poking her head in!)

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So, what is sweeping?  Well, it’s the people that come behind the last runners of a race and collect all of the flagging and signs that are marking the course.  Sounds simple?  Well…

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