I have decided that a ski resort is the prime location for a race. Tons of bathrooms, seating, and space! Also, Snowbasin in September is BEAUTIFUL!
Have you ever seen a more gorgeous starting line?
That climb from mile 0.5 to 1.0 was tough.
Once it was over though, I caught my breath, and continued on. And the climb was totally worth it! I wish I had my camera! There were gorgeous vista views of the Wasatch Mountains. The leaves were showing their fall colors, and we ran through birch trees with white bark and bright orange leaves… so beautiful.
Despite the fact that I had just spent a few days in Vegas, I still managed a respectable time… 1:01:52, which was good enough for 4th out of 15 in my age group!
I’ll certainly be back with Xterra for some trail running goodness in the future!