Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fruita DNF

Not a whole lot to go on here, but heading down the final hill towards the end of the first loop I tweaked something in my groin.  With Greenland next weekend and Bighorn looming I shut it down and decided to call it a day.  Thanks to Runner's Roost mate Ryan for lugging me to the start and the post DNF beer and fellow mate Bryan for a 3rd place finish..  Rachel had a great run in the half marathon the next day, going a full 15 minutes under her goal time.  Pretty funny though, she called the climbs (same as the opener for the 25/50) weak shit.  Fair enough, bigger and better next time.  Overall, a great weekend though.  Oliver's first camping experience was a success despite the heat and lack of shade.  I think the fact that he camps well should open up some more family run outings in the future.  In any case, it's almost nice to have the DNF out of the way, and now I need to just focus on Bighorn and make sure I get there alive and in one piece.  More pictures coming, lots of bighorn sheep on the rock cliffs of the monument.

Balanced Rock - Colorado National Monument

6 comments:

brownie said...

You have a loss to me and a DNF in the same season. Do they have you on suicide watch yet?

Patrick Garcia said...

I had to do mandatory counseling before getting back onto trails.

Marco Peinado said...

Hope you are healing quickly Patrick. Like you said, it is better to play it safe and get ready for the next race.

Patrick Garcia said...

Thanks Marco, still a bit stiff, but getting better. Good luck this weekend if you're still running the sneak.

Woody said...

Bummed about the outcome, but would be even more bummed if you had to miss BH in less than 2 months. How's it feeling now? Is your Cinco de Mayo thrashing weekend still in the works? My thrashing will occur the following weekend at QR.

Patrick Garcia said...

Woody- Feeling much better today, on the bike more and running easy to make sure it's not overworked. Still thrashing Cinco de Mayo :)