The first race of the DINO Trail Series happened last Saturday at Eagle Creek. The weather was perfect and the trail conditions were pretty good too. A little mud in a few spots, but otherwise dry. Very large turnout, in fact the largest ever for a DINO Series event, 202 finished the 15k and 195 finished the 5k. I’m glad the economy isn’t keeping people from racing, maybe we’re all just running away from our troubles.
The course was a loop that was repeated three times for the 15k. The course was modified slightly this year to shorten it. Last year the course was a little longer than 3.1 miles. This year it was a little short of 3.1 miles. I ran a pretty good race, didn’t start out too fast and was able to maintain a good steady pace the entire race. Lots of fast runners though and I wasn’t able to crack the top three in my age group. Still I’m happy with my effort and the finish time of 1:05:44. I’m still plagued by this respiratory infection, but I didn’t let it get the best of me this time.
This morning I did a set of 75 burpees in 12:53. Not a record time for me, but still a good effort. Tonight is Indy Runners Mini training at Butler, an easy 6 mile run.