On December 10, 2011, I ran the Tashka 25k trail race for the second year in a row. This is a small, local trail race at the beautiful Lake Lurleen State Park.
The 25k goes all the way around the lake (there’s a 50k option, too, that goes around twice). They flipped the course this year so that the hardest part would be at the beginning, instead of the end like last year.
It was a cold morning, but great running weather.
I intended to treat this run as a long marathon training run, but I ended up pushing a little harder than I expected to, especially at the end. I thought the course change helped a LOT. I could tell I was going faster than last year because I kept falling! A total of 3 tumbles throughout the race. Seriously. Didn’t hurt anything, and they didn’t slow me down too much.
I ended up beating my time from 2010 by 20 minutes! I was shocked! Final time ended up being 3:15:54, which is a 12:36/mile pace. I love this race so much. I want to be able to do the 50k at some point.
Instead of medals, we got pint glasses at this one. I really love this trail race trend.