Charlie, Olga me and George the evening before the race near Lake Hughes, northeast of Los Angeles.
New race director Keira Henninger and all of her amazing volunteers deserve props for staging an excellent race that was blessed with perfect weather this year. Keira tweaked the course to add more singletrack, which made the course more beautiful and, in my opinion, more challenging.
I finished in 9:49 and change -- not bad, considering I just wanted to finish and was undertrained. That time put me in the top third of finishers, and despite some severe cramping in my legs that set in past mile 40 or so, my body held up pretty well.
Because I now am devoting more of my running-related writing to the Rundown.net , I mostly will use this blog for photos and short recaps of my runs. Multitasking has gotten the best of me.
Stay tuned for your opportunity to contribute to a GREAT cause as I embark, once again, on the Nanny Goat 24-Hour race at Shelli Sexton's horse ranch in Riverside.
Other images from the Leona Divide 50-miler Robert stretches minutes before the race