Anyways, on to the USA 20k Championships! I returned to my hometown in Virginia where everybody knows your name to visit family and friends and to get in some sea level training two weeks before the 20k.
My arrival to the east coast has apparently triggered natural disasters. Upon the first day of my arrival, we had a 5.9 earthquake come through our town and up the coast. Currently, Hurricane Irene is making her presence known along the east coast.
|GOES satellite image of Irene.|
The course was rolling hills on pavement with about 2.5 miles on gravel roads. Final time was 44:55 for 8+ miles.
|Start of the 8 mile time trial.|
|End of 8 mile time trial.|
So many options just over the hill, including heading towards Shawl Gap. All of these signs are literally in one location at the top of the hill.
|Elizabeth Furnace is very popular for|
tourists and locals alike.
|SR 619 is part of the time trial course.|
I've lost count how many times I've
trekked down 619 over the years.
|Massanutten is well-know in these parts,|
including the MMT 100 Mile Run.