On Tuesday night I ran the second Run Our Trails race of the year in Mendon Ponds Park. I ran for 52:33 to cover the four mile route.

With this race just two days after the marathon, the only reason I even ran is because I had signed up for the full series of races, so my expectations were pretty minimal. I found that I could do ok on the uphills, and on the flat sections I had no top speed but that almost doesn’t matter on trails. My main issue was with the downhill portions of the race where I had to short step everything and couldn’t really enjoy what were supposed to be the easier parts of the hilly course.

For my next race I am going back up in distance and running the Lake Placid Marathon on June 9th.