I am making this a quick check in because I am currently on vacation with the family in New York. Taking a couple days to ride some roller coasters, get in some quality training sessions and spend some down time before heading to Michigan this weekend for my first adventure race.
The adventure race is 60-80 miles (we find everything out only the morning of the race) and is canoeing, mountain biking and trekking. I am looking forward to doing some bush whacking and learning some solid orienteering skills from my team mate who is a master orienteerer who has been adventure racing for 10 years. And of course, reconnecting with one of my favourite endurance athletes from Michigan.
I will be giving a full race report but for now, I wanted to do a quick recap on my first time trial with my Health and Performance team. It was a fabulous event with some fabulous sponsors including RunWaterloo and New Balance.
I often race longer events and I was a bit nervous about this one, especially because THE DAY I published this post, I woke up with a bit of pain in my Achilles. I freaked out, of course, and I instantly booked an appointment with my coach.
I posted this to my facebook page this week:
We did two loops of the park and I finished 2.2 KM in 7:37. You can see my Strava report here.
It was such a blast to race with my team at my first time trial. Here are the official results of the event. So many huge records set and I look forward to coming back next year and challenging my time!
Do you train with a team? If so, what is a unique event that you do?
Adventure racers: Leave advice for me this weekend. I need all the help I can get!