A month after the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona, a group of us headed out to the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE to run the Lost Dutchman 10K. Actually, there's a marathon, half-marathon, 10K and 8K Trail run.
...I did not do a single training run in between R 'n' R AZ and this race. Oops. Oh, and we were leaving for the Disney World Princess Half Marathon two weeks later. No pressure!
|Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman is located in |
the Sonoran Desert at an elevation of 2000 feet.
This was the first race where I really struggled. I had lost about 15 pounds in all of my half marathon training (and following a gluten free diet - more on that later) but my body really hurt throughout this entire race. I was tired 2 miles in...and it never got any better.
The weather was rainy, but I'll take that over the sun any day in AZ!
|Isn't this pretty?|
|Yes, I moonlight as the Karate Kid.|