The Mountain Goat 10-Miler is this Sunday. It starts at 10:20 AM.
The Mountain Goat course is tough – it has two rather large uphills with two rather large corresponding downhills. You won’t set a ten-mile PR on this course, but it is manageable. It will be good practice for the Cayuga Trails 50, which has much larger hills.
The weather is going to be terrible. In fact, it may be the worst of all the years that I’ve run this race. At the start, it will be about 50 degrees, 75% humidity and 20 mph winds. And possibly raining. So there’s that. Not exactly ideal running conditions.
I will be sporting my Strong Hearts Run Club shirt!
I’ve done this race many times. In 2012, I ran 1:00:14. I was the first person to finish in over an hour. In 2013, I ran 59:50. I was the last person to finish in under an hour.
I definitely want to break an hour again. Originally, I was hoping to finish under 59 minutes, but I’m not sure the weather is going to allow it. This is the last race before my ultra, so obviously I want to finish strong and stay healthy. Stay tuned for my post-race report!
Are you racing this weekend? Where? What distance? What is your goal?