Hell Hath No Hurry 30K
Mid-80’s and not a cloud in the sky. Ran the Hell Hath No Hurry 30K last weekend. The heat was a killer. I went out a little fast and suffered quite a bit on the final two 10K laps. It was a beautiful course, 99% single track, about 85% of it runnable. It was that other 15% that got me. The climbs were tough, especially the two that left us fully exposed to the sun. I finished in 3:20:33, good for 2nd place (only 23 runners). After the race, we hit up Pittsburgh’s famous Primanti Bros. After a much needed nights sleep, we explored a few more places in Pittsburgh and took off for home.
Over the last 2 years, Terese and I have gone on a ton of short trips like this to run races and explore new places. Living away from friends and family and close to new states, it was easy to justify. Heading back to MN soon, we won’t exactly have these trips anymore. We’ll still travel and I’ll still run races, but it will be a little different. We’ll have more going on at home (which is not a bad thing) and we won’t have new states so close to where we live. The last two years have been awesome, not just running all these races but exploring the country with my wife. We got pretty good at last-minute hotel deals, local coffee shops, local IPA’s, and everything else. Thanks to my beautiful wife for the adventures over the last two years. 19 states down, 31 to go.