Came in from CO and went to the race with little or no sleep. Felt the power of..........not sure. Anyway, got to Leesburg about 5:30am and ate breakfast. This is the first time in my life I got to a race early. Saw lots of familiar faces as I drank my coffee and milled about. As race time approached, I saw young stalwart, Allen Carr wandering about with a big grin. Of course, he said he was in shabby shape and not really sure what he might run. I think once he saw his old college buddy at the race(the guy who won) the competitive juices started to flow. Allen ended up running well and coming in at #2 for the 10K.
I was not sure what i would run for the 20K. As the race gun went off, I tried to keep race champion Aaron Church in site. Not to be as the legs are strong from mountain running but there is still not much turnover. Ran even the whole way and was able to move a little faster on the way back and finished strong. Though I am not disapointed, with my time, it is a full 4 minutes slower than what I did last year.
Lesson learned is it can take up to 6-8 months to recover from a serious injury.
Good news is I can run with very little pain and am having fun.
Hope others are training well.