It’s funny how much a simple email can change your entire perspective on a race. I had won!! My first time with an actual race win!
When could I sign up for the next one!?
Overall, I had a great time at my first real trail race. It was tough, but I loved that it was basically one big obstacle course from start to finish. I definitely think these races need to be a part of my regular rotation. And I think EC might be hooked right along with me.
Final stats:Time: 23:31 (7:35/mile) - in comparison, the winning male crossed in 19:17. So that means everyone was slowed down a bit, right? Place (overall): 23/146 Place (females): 1!
And just in case you’re looking for even more reasons to ditch the Garmin , there was an interesting (and timely for this blog!) article published in the NY Times yesterday about just how unreliable our beloved GPS watches can be . I especially loved reading the Great GPS Test that the article linked to. Where does your watch stack up?
I think it’s important to realize that GPS watches aren’t always 100% accurate but these articles DO make me think – with any of the Garmin tests, I’m just wondering – how is the “accurate” distance actually determined? The NY Times article references Google Maps, but I’m curious as to how we can trust that that is more accurate than the distance calculated by a GPS watch? I’m no expert, but I wouldn’t think that it is…