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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Umstead Marathon 2013 - The year of the Duck

The last time I ran the Umstead Marathon was in 2008. After running the hills on this run yesterday, I now remember why I held off on signing up to run this for 5 years. It's deceivingly harder than what you would expect, and has a mixture of single track, and crushed gravel trails.

This year I toed the line with several old friends that I haven't seen in years. A few Charlotte runners made it out to run and support, and all did very well. I started off too fast as usual, and hung on for a 4:28 finish. I kept my output at a healthy intensity, surly to save some juice for next weekends Graveyard!

This is a fantastic trail marathon that will challenge any runner of any shape, and will surly get your quads pulsating...

Many thanks to all the volunteers and organizers that put this event on every year!

5 comments:

Scott Lynch said...

Great meeting you around mile 25 today! Hope to see you again soon.

Sean said...

Hey, it was good chatting with you for a few minutes out there... I had no idea you were running Graveyard next week -- good luck!

Sean said...

It was fun chatting with you for a few minutes out there about Uhwarrie, Hardrock, Leadville -- I had no idea you were running Graveyard this week -- good luck!

Sultonic said...

Scott & Sean, great running into both of you on the trail... Awesome job completing this run!

Steph J. said...

Nice work and glad to meet you on our way into the Mile 20 aid station. I'm looking forward to reading your Graveyard report--hope it went well.