Sunday, March 14, 2010

Back to Bankhead - Orange Loop

Brad White and I did some Mckay Hollow training on the Orange Loop trail. This is part of the Black Warrior 50K trail. Last year the Mckay Hollow race was a muddy mess, so mud, temperatures in the 40s, and light rain made for a perfect training run.

Brad set a very quick pace for a muddy slick trail. We averaged a 9:42 pace over the 10 mile loop. If I can maintain close to that pace at McKay, I could shave 20 minutes off my time from last year. I think I will pace off Brad he is fearless on the trails. This will be his first trail run, but he is ready and will do well. He is better prepared than I was last year.

We got out there early, by 6:20 AM and were back in Decatur around 9:30 AM to check on the Delano 12 hour race. A really nice crowd this year, the race has found a following and grows in numbers every year.