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"Mount Diablo Half Marathon March 20, 2010"
Today was a taper day for Mike. Since he is resting up for our big half marathon next week in Oakland, I decided to do a trail run. I had a ball. Kevin and I started out the day as
a team and we quickly met up with Mary then Doug. After a little while in the hills, we met up with Miss Reno. We separated during the day but we all had fun.
Brazen racing puts on a wonderful trail racing series. Today, I did the Mount Diablo run. It is a typical trail series with
small crowds and a friendly support group. I think all support groups are friendly but the smaller events seem to be much more personal. Any run that has Mount as the first
word in the name is bound to be difficult. If Diablo is the second word difficult is a sure thing. We were going up hill before the first mile was over. We were running
through water before the second mile was over. We ran through a lot of water. I would have more pictures but the batteries on my camera died early. If anyone from the
event is reading this and has pictures, please send me some. I will be happy to post them. This course had a lot of water and hills. The cold water on my feet felt
really good. Towards the end of the run, I went out of my way to play in the water.
Did I mention the hills. I like hills. They really get your heart rate going. It seems that people who are just cruising along for a run form a bond that
is nice to have. When you get really tired, you don't worry about forming an image and keeping it. The true people come out and relax. You know that your running
partner or partners are working hard and they worked hard to get to that point to be there with you. I must apologize for the pictures. I have been having a hard time
with the camera lately. I just don't have the enthusiasm to practice with the cameras these days.
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