Reaching my goal then some…

Ghost Train 15 Mile Trail Race 2013
Ghost Train 15 Mile Trail Race 2013

A couple weeks ago, I ran the Ghost Train 15 mile trail race in Milford, NH. The race is low key and has great support. I ran this race last year with a friend. A couple more running friends joined me this year. This year, my goal was to break 3 hours. At the half way turn around, I was doing great even though I tripped on a route in the beginning putting my left SI out. At mile 12, I looked at my watch I saw my time 2:30. I knew I could brake 3 hours but I had the hill. At that point, I took my run into another gear, got a second wind and put the pain out of my mine. Speed walk over the roots on the hill then back into high gear. With 1.25 miles to go, I had 12 minutes to do it. To not take any chances I started to sprint. When I crossed the finished line, I saw my time was 2:58:36. I had big smile. My running friends were surprised that I ran 8 minutes faster than last year. And they want to know how, which I will explain in my next blog cast.

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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