A challenging course around the James River in Richmond, VA. This race has a few unique elements: stairs, storm drains and the Mayan Ruins. Not to mention some ridiculous humidity. It’s a fun race, but for me, it was a relaxing 13 miles in preparation for 8 more later in the day.
A complete stranger asked me to run 11 miles with him, at night, through the mountains, for 4 hours… and I seized the opportunity. I learned a few things in the process, and I now call him my friend.
This was my first “real” triathlon because it included an open water swim in Lake Anna. The race as a whole was a lot more enjoyable than the shorter, indoor swim triathlons. The course was beautiful. The weather, near perfect. Just a great experience all the way around.
I’ve run a few races in the mud, and this was no different. A few small obstacle courses. A quick run into the James, waist deep. And a short, thick, sludgy mud pit at the end. I love running through obstacles, but this might be my last mud pit for a while.
Creativity & consistency were the themes for the 10k this year. Everything from Indiana Jones costumes to sandwich boards to kid drummers, this race has it all. It’s definitely one you need to experience.
This is just an awesome race at Pocahontas State Park. The obstacles are top-notch. The mud pit is long, and the spectators get on you if you’re not face down in it. The team names are hilarious… and the costumes even better. I even witnessed a proposal this year.
This was my first triathlon… ever. I started with an easy one, where the swim was only 300m, and took place in an indoor pool. It was fantastic weather, and a beautiful, rural location. A much different experience from the standard road running race.
Today I turn 25…
What should I charge?