Along with three of our friends, Jeff and I completed a trail run this past weekend. One of our team members put together a great video that's on YouTube. It's only 4 minutes so check it out. The race was somewhere between 72 and 75 km, and we climbed about 2000 meters. It was an out and back so at least we got to go down every hill that we went up! We were proud of ourselves in that we completed it in under 6 hours - 5:57 to be exact. We finished 39th out of 184 teams.
While our team had two ultra-marathoners, a young fast guy, Jeff (who can hold his own) and me (who contributed the mandatory XX chromosome), there were 63 people who did the race solo. The fastest individual time was 5:15!
The route was through the wadis of the Musandam mountains and then up to one of the mountain peaks. At the peak, you could look one direction to the Arabian Sea (a.k.a. Persian Gulf) and the other direction to see the Gulf of Oman.
It was a fun team event and believe it or not, we were glad we did it. No promises for next year but we had a great time this year.
A special shout out to Ginger who faithfully reads our blog and requested this blog post. We love blog requests!!