I’ve been looking forward to this trail run for SO long. Weez and I run on trails almost exclusively, yet oddly, we’ve never registered to run an organized trail “race” before. I use the term “race” here lightly, only because we have no flippin’ idea what to expect.
What we can expect is the following:
– at least one of us will wipe out and come home with a battle scar
– I will be carrying my camera to take photos/videos along the way
– we’ll run when we can, and walk when we have to
– it’ll be an absolute blast
I have absolutely no idea what our times will be like. All I can say is that I’ll be running my hardest, but I’ll be having a blast while I’m at it. So whether it takes me 2 hours or 4 hrs, I’ll be running with my hubs and trying my best, and that’s all that matters to me :)
During all of our long trails runs, I carried 20 oz of water on me as well as two GUs for food. Since I’ve never raced on trails before and I’m especially unsure how long we’ll be out there, I don’t know if that’s enough to sustain me…
Experience trail racers: should I plan to carry more water (i.e. my camelback), or just run with my usual 20 oz. water belt? Should I carry more/different nutrition, or just plan on eating my regular two GUs?
Those are about the only things I’m unsure on. Other that that, I’m just excited and looking forward to the experience! Woohoo!
What’s your most awesome/brutal trail wipe-out story?
Any other tips or advice for our first trail race?