|At the start of the race|
|The pass is the at the reddish brown area to the left of center at the ridge top. This picture was about mile 8.5.|
We spent the whole summer training by doing a ton of hiking/trail running that had a lot of hard climbing at high elevation. Luckily living at about 7,000 ft in Flagstaff makes the elevation training somewhat easier. Yes, I was in some sort of pain the entire summer and after the race. :-) I had never done a race like this before. The really good people run the whole thing, but most people including my friends and I, do a combination of fast hiking and running when you can on the way up, and then run down. It was one of the hardest and funnest things I've ever done.
|Super happy girls at the end of the run!|