Worst. Race. Ever.
I felt like absolute crap this entire race. I routinely run faster than this on my 14K easy runs, so obviously something went way wrong.
I think what I did wrong was eating a muffin and bagel before the race. The wrong type After running for a couple of minutes, I felt like I hit the proverbial wall and I never recovered. To make things worse, I forgot my Garmin at home a couple of hours away. Epic fail.
On the bright side, the course was very nice. Chico Racing courses are typically for mountain biking, but they decided to hold their first ever trail run. I’d love to go back (with my Garmin) and not screw myself over on carbs. Sounds like a plan.