Timing of travel in March was cramping my race schedule. I had to deviate slightly from my challenge to do one race a month in 2014.
On Saturday morning, I woke up early and headed to this place.
I had a plan.
I would run my old high school cross-country course.
My March race would be a race against my 16-year-old self.
The course is not particularly easy (especially for someone who has spent the better part of the winter running the flatlands of Columbus, OH). A quick lap around the football field and then out for laps around the old soccer and baseball fields, a run up the hill behind the high school and out into the neighborhood. You finish with Heart Break Hill (otherwise known as the Flower Farm Hill) before ending where you started in front of the stadium.
I ran it in 24 mins 32 seconds.
I kicked her ass.
It felt good.
Then I returned to the Conwell’s and did a little of this-
I think it may end up being my favorite race of the year.