|After spending most of my day up right on the trails it was rewarding to be relaxing next to the ocean at Malibu!|
|Suzy with good friends Ray and Diana at the beginning of the run.|
They named the race Ray Miller as he spent years taking care of the trail system through out Point Mugu State Park, after he passed the park system named the main trail head from the La Jolla Canyon parking lot ofter him. The race started and finished at this parking lot!
|A rare fireroad! of course uphill|
|The course was well marked with ribbons and chalk. The views were spectacular.|
|Sage bushes were every where.|
|The single tracks were very well maintained|
|Views were spectacular|
|Some trails were very dry.|
Caught up with some cool peeps, John was doing his first 50 miler and what a first 50 miler to do he was in great company with his friend Susy.
|My friend Amy was out there volunteering at the Orange station was great to see her out there too.|
|My Green Cascadias looked after my feet as we negotiated the single track|
|Keep taking a peek at the vista|
|Suddenly out in to Green lands|
|Then up again on dry single tracks|
|does not look a long way!|
I lost count after 20 runners passed me on the down hill, I was just so grateful to see the finish line and not have taken a tumble, my calf had held up with all the babying I had given it but wow I was nearly finished one of the most beautiful and demanding trail races I have ever done and I was finishing with a HUGE smile on my face but I did envy the other runners who looked like gazelles as they passed me I felt like a fairy elephant!
|At the finish of the Ray Miller 50km, with my ceramic medal!|
I ran in compression socks and totally soaked my legs and feet with Kool n Fit spray!
|Cool ultra runners at the finish.|
Of course I found myself at the beach and found a heart shaped stone to add to my joy of finishing!! Thanks to my friends Ray and Diana for a great day out on the trails but also to Keira who knows how to put on a great trail race.
|Performing a basic plank seemed easy after that wee run!!!|
Thanks to Hammer Nutrition, Rudy Project, Brooks USA, Polar Monitors, and my understanding husband AL! Check out the run on my Polar link below.
Running 25.02.2012 5:59 AM