Packed out of Earl's Trails in record time with a huge assist from many hands to carry stuff back up the trail.
Then it was off to UMass Ahmerst for a sprint course. Stopped in town for an iced coffee for Alex on the way.
With temps in the 80s, and the bright sun, and the pavement involved, I probably should have passed on this race, but I so like the urban sprint, and we don't get to do many of them.
So, I hydrated and then un-hydrated, and was actually ready to go when my name was called.
By the time I ran up to the start triangle, I was ready to stop, but I'm glad I didn't. This was lots of fun with runners from the other course criss crossing my course. Some trickier areas which I didn't always execute very well, but this was lots of fun.
Afterward, some quiet time with Ed, topic of conversation unknown, but I have to say we never lack for conversation. Between us, Ed and I provided live results for display and for the internet for all five events this weekend. Too bad I look so goofy.
Note on the table are the black shorts I contributed to the Lost & Found. Didn't even claim them the next day when they were held up for review right in front of me. Oops.
And the duck family who reclaimed the area where the finish controls were immediately after the controls were removed.