The course then descends the mountain for about 3 miles and I hit this really hard as I knew it was my best chance to put some distance on the other runners. I was really worried that I would have a big slow down coming back up the mountain because of the piriformis/sciatic pain. I certainly did slow down and it started to get pretty darn painful but the race was short enough that I was able to endure it.
It really felt good to win a trail race again. It had been a long time due to this injury. If you want a really great race, this is one of the best around. The scenery is stunning. The comraderie is great. And P.T. puts on a great cookout at the pavillion after the race. This race is truly in the spirit of AURA (Arkansas Ultra Running Association).
|Friend and Race Director PT With the Awesome Award Crafted by Chrissy Ferguson|