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#CaptnKarls 2014: Pedernales Falls State Park

Last Saturday evening, I had fun running the Captain Karls Pedernales Falls trail race, the first in the series for 2014. It was fairly hot and hillier than I expected:

However, it was absolutely beautiful chasing the sunset into the late evening:

I decided to do the 30k and finished the race in 2:56:

It was a crazy finish because I managed to chase down someone about a kilometer from the finish line and then he tried to catch me at the end so it was a full sprint the last 400 meters or so to the finish line. Not the way I wanted to end the race but I recall being 7th overall in the group so that’s not too bad!

Trail Race: XTERRA 16k Muleshoe Bend 2014

Yesterday I had the opportunity to take part in the XTERRA 16k in beautiful Muleshoe Bend. Besides waking up at 6am during the weekend, it was a great race and I didn’t have any issues running the course or slipping on a cactus.

I could have definitely ran the course a bit faster given that I placed 4th in my age group, but I wanted to enjoy the scenery:

I ended up running the 16k in 1:23:16 which is about an 8:22 mile.

Next up? Capt’n Karl’s night time trail series ­čÖé

The Loop Trail Run

Yesterday, I had fun running The Rogue Trail Series: The Loop race. I managed to walk away with a time of 49:13 and placed 12th overall (6th in my age group). I could have ran a bit faster, the problem I faced was that I ran alone for the most of the race. That’s the downside of not blasting out of the gates… you sometimes end up in a position where you don’t have people to pace you to keep you up front.

Also, in my opinion, the terrain was a lot more technical than the first race in the series. The only thing missing was a little water… we had some in the last race and it was fun sliding around!

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The final race in the series is on June 21st… my goal is to place in the top 10 somewhere. Wish me luck!