Yesterday I finished my first 20K trail run at Oakland Redwood Regional Park. I was surprised, I was totally impressed by myself. I am so proud of my time, less than 1:50 http://ultrasignup.com/results_event.aspx?did=8951
. My best estimation before the race was within 2:30, as I neither run a long distance like this nor run a trail. Actually I hoped I could finish it by 3 hours.
Let me tell you how difficult it was. The elevation gain is 1,720 feet. Especially it started raining heavily for 20-30 minutes right before the race beginning. The trail was slippery and mud sticked to my shoes, made them not just wet but also much heavier. And it was cold. I should have worn a pair of gloves. But it was fun, a serous fun in Mother's day. Happy Mother's Day!