Monday, 22 October 2012

Racereport 2012-18: Whoo's in El Moro 50k, Newport Beach

No steady blog updates is a good sign I guess. I was way too busy roaming Hawaii and time in front of the computer seemed to be wholly wasted.

After a great time around a fascinating and diverse Big Island we moved over to Los Angeles and then down to Newport Beach to run the “Whoo's in El Moro 50k” in Crystal Cove State Park.

After a little warm-up jog on the first flat miles of the race and amusing chat with James Walsh I already felt the lack of recovery after severe IM Hawaii celebrations and Manua-Kea jogging plus travelling. Just right from the start it was pretty apparent that this would be a stretched 50-kilometer fight. The only optimistic thing for me was the weather. As the mist and fog not really cleared off during the morning of the race I just put the head down and tried to keep moving. Pretty sluggish moving I guess.

A race that long with worn-out legs and mindset is not really fun. Molly Richter and her team made the best to enjoy the course and the race as best as possible. Thanks for that and the tasty burgers afterwards.

As we tune in Backspin we hit the road towards San Francisco…

© Sally McRae
© Sally McRae
© Fabian Eberhard
© Fabian Eberhard

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