|Avondale Forest Park (Rathdrum)|
|Homested of Charles Stewart Parnell|
It was just over an hour from home and when I got there the early start was well under way and there seemed a reasonable crowd. There was a half and a full today and RD no 1 Vincent was there directing things. There were new numbers from precision timing and a new timing clock. All added to the day.
I started with the main start at 9:30am. It was a 1 mile loop followed by 5 x 5mile loops followed by
|Ran well today|
I was very focused today knowing that if I concentrated 4hrs was on. GPS signal was ropey in the forest so you never knew exactly where you were but I knew that by half way I was around 1:53 and going well. Marie Chapman was not pulling away from me and I knew that was a
good sign. I kept the head down and ran all the way except for the 2 steep hills on the last lap and was delighted to come in sub 4 hrs in 3:56:20 . This was my best time since Longwood in Jan 2013 and first time under 4 hrs since I turned 50 last year. I'm a very happy camper today.
Garmin today (The GPS signal got cut out by the trees for portions of the run so it seems a bit short but it wasn't)