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XTERRA Point Mugu Trail Run - 18k - Run

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Malibu, California
United States
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60F / 16C
Total Time = 1h 45m 6s
Overall Rank = 145/332
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 14/25
Pre-race routine:

Stop at Starbucks and drive to Malibu
  • 1h 45m 6s
  • 18 kms
  • 05m 50s  min/km

I've done the 11K twice before, my first organized trail races. Decided to step it up to the 18k, even though it was really intimidating, as I had fitness coming off IM Canada, and was heading to Miami 70.3. This would be a nice hard run.

First mile is on a narrow trail, pretty hard to pass, which then turns into a gnarly steep, rock climbing single track where it's impossible to pass I knew the first two miles wre gonna be in the 11 minute mile general area, and they were. The 18K course splits off from the 11K course about 1.5 - 2 miles in, so this was all new territory. I knew there was some climbing but holy hell, mile 3 was 13 or so. Recent fires had denuded all of the vegetation, so I could see a long line of runners slowly making there way up a large hill in the distance. But the fires also exposed some amazing views of Pt Mugu and Oxnard in the distance.

Mile 4 started to flatten out a bit and started running fairly steadily, turning back southward. Came to the first aid station at mile 5, and got a little extra water. Soon we were on the fire road that would meet up with the 11K course, then climb some more until the big downhill

The first time I did the 11K i ran 13 minute miles. Last year, ran 12 minute miles. Both times walked a ton, this time didn't walk at all. Ran a 9:30 pace overall, so very happy with it.

The last 2-3 miles here are a wicked downhill. Even ran two sub 8 minute miles, a rarity fr me. Some people would come flying down the hill and I had to get out of their way. When I started to step aside for one lady she said "no, you're good," so I ran the last mile or so with her footsteps in my ear. Gave me motivation to keep the effort up

A little short at 10.95 miles.

Post race
Event comments:

As always, XTerra runs are so much fun, and every time I do one I wonder why I don't do more.

Last updated: 2013-10-08 12:00 AM
01:45:06 | 18 kms | 05m 50s  min/km
Age Group: 14/25
Overall: 145/332
Performance: Good
Course: Up, up, up, then up a little, flat then up, then down. All the way down
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2013-10-30 10:09 PM

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Subject: XTERRA Point Mugu Trail Run - 18k

2013-10-31 7:34 PM
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Subject: RE: XTERRA Point Mugu Trail Run - 18k
So the IM races get all the love and attention.....lots to say congrats about here. Your run just keeps getting better. Sounds like a really fun race.
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