This race is described as the fastest Xterra race in the SoCal series. This is mostly because it doesn't have the crazy amount of incline as the others but it still is going to be very hard. Especially the last 3 miles, where it is a very long grueling climb up to the finish. With that in mind I have trained for both speed and running uphill on exhausted legs. So hopefully I have done enough to prepare for this race.
Finish with a 9:30 min/mile pace or better.
Finish in top third of my Age Group.
My "B" Goals
Finish with a 10:30 min/mile pace or better.
Finish in top half of my Age Group.
The reason I am using pace as a goal is because I don't know the exact course distance. Some parts of the website show it as 15k course and other parts 16k. So instead of being bummed out that I didn't make a certain time, I figured I will go by pace. I also have a couple of unofficial goals that I will share after the race in my recap.
What is the farthest you have traveled to participate in a race?
This will be my farthest to date at 2.5 hrs/160 miles away.