My 22nd race of the year, was the Mountain Madness Phantom Race, the 24K route.
The Phantom is a staple to the end of the trail running season in Vancouver, and in previous years I’ve run the 12K, and the 19K (a couple times), but I have yet to try the 24K. Considering I’m training for a 50Miler in just a few short weeks, I decided to man up to the longer distance. Not to mention Jeff, Dave, Shea, and Melissa were all doing the 24. Sigh, peer pressure always works on me.
I was a bit worried about racing on legs that had been running every day of November for the #beaststreak, but I decided to give it a whirl.
Turns out, I had the right idea being worried, my legs were NOT in the mood to race on Saturday, and it was not a terribly pleasant morning, running wise for me…
But, seeing so many of my wonderful friends always makes it bearable.