Yep, I told Coach Ann today that I was like a methodical Mad-Scientist for this race. After not feeling or doing well in Fruita the prior weekend, I wanted to focus on preparation for this race. The forecast was calling for temps in the 80’s, and heat and I do not get along. So, I knew hydration was going to be key. Low and behold, my strategy worked! I didn’t have any dehydration or cramping issues and felt pretty good. I had pretty even splits for each of the three 10 mile laps and ended up finishing 2nd, behind Kelli Emmett. In fact, I finished with a little left in the tank! Note for next time…every race is a lesson learned;)

Here’s a picture from the start. Notice how serious I am….