Rough Creek Trail Run

I ran the Rough Creek 10k Trail Run yesterday. WOW! It was an awesome experience. I’ve never completed a trail run before and I now know that when they say

  • steep ascents and descents for a bit, rolling hills for a while, and flats to open up and run your heart out.
  • well-groomed non-technical trail and rocky, rugged, technical sections too!

They MEAN IT!!

Dang. My calves are sore and the bottoms of my feet are feeling raw from planting on those rocks. I’m going to have to go shoe shopping before next year!


I’m proud of my time and place. There were 83 10k people with 51 being female. I came in at 44/83. As is my usual, I’m right in the middle of the pack. In my age group I was 6 out of 23. Not bad.

Now that I know that the course for the 10k is really closer to 7 miles, I will plan better and do more trail running. Okay, so I didn’t do any trail running prior to this, so even one run would result in a better time for next year!

Nonetheless, I had two goals for yesterday. Not fall and finish. I accomplished both!

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