Hagg Lake 50K - 4:21:03 - Possibly the best trail conditions ever at Hagg Lake in February...this race is known for mud and there was very little of it this year. Thanks to Jasmine Nahorniak for the pictures.
Peterson Ridge Rumble 30K - 2:50:52 - I ran the 30K instead of the 60K since it was about one week before the Boston Marathon. I wanted to run it in just under 3:00:00 since that was my goal at Boston and that would keep me from going too fast, but my Garmin was DOA...dead battery just prior to the start of the race, so I had no watch at all! I ran about half the race with Carlos, Kristin, and Amy. Then I took off...definitely faster than I wanted to, but I had no watch...psychologically I wanted to make sure I broke 3:00:00. It was a really nice day...and fun hanging out after the 30K watching all the 60K runners finishing. I'd like to try running the 60K one of these days, but the Boston Marathon has priority for at least one more year.
McDonald Forest 50K - 4:46:37
Amy, Carlos, Kevin, and Kristin before the start of the 30K
Carlos crusing down the trail
The Pain Train running the 60K
Kristin and Amy coming into an aid station
Photo finish on the track
Hanging out after the race
Siskiyou Out Back 50K - I didn't run this race, but would certainly like to one of these days.
Mt. Hood PCT 50M - I didn't run this race, but my son Will and I went over to cheer the runners on. Our plan was to meet the Pain Train at Timberline, the half-way point, then follow him back down. He had a great race...a training run turns into a 6th place finish in 7:40:26...and Will and I had a lot of fun going from aid station to aid station to cheer all the runners on.
The Pain Train arriving at Timberline
Headed back up and then down to Timothy Lake
Dennis Gamroth arriving at Timberline
Will doing some trail running
Waiting for the Pain Train at the Frog Lake aid station
Will doing some more trail running
At the Little Crater Lake aid station
The Pain Train on the homestretch
McKenzie River 50K - 4:21:56
Next year is looking like more of the same for me...I'd like to run the 50 miler and Waldo before trying to tackle a 100 miler in 2010.