The Vegan Power 50k was yesterday (check out my preview here). It was a great day for a race! At the start, the temp was in the high 40s, and it climbed into the 70s later in the day. The trail conditions were dry and fast.
The race started promptly at 7:00am, and a new-to-me runner took off up the first climb. I let him go pretty quickly, as his pace was a bit uncomfortable for me. Within minutes, he was out of sight.
I dropped into a comfortable pace and cruised through the first few miles. Around mile 4, my toe caught a little stump, and before I knew it, I was on the ground. Ouch! I got back on my feet and finished the first loop (out of six) in about forty minutes.
Long story short(er), I ran the second, third and fourth loops in about 40 minutes each as well. First place was out of sight, but I was still on pace to run right around four hours. I started to run out of steam on my fifth loop, and it took me about 43 minutes. I was toast on my final loop, and it took me about 47 minutes.
My final time was 4:10:29, which was good for second overall. It was the third fastest time ever on the course, and it was the fastest losing time ever 🤷🏻♂️
Tyler Wolfe took the win for the fellas in an incredible 3:58:29.
Michelle Pratt took the win for the ladies in 5:12:57 (second fastest time ever on the course).
Full results are available here.
For coming in second, I received a cow. The winners got pigs!
The SHVP crew was out in force!
My next race is Cayuga Trails 50 on July 21st.
When is your next race?