Friday night Doug and I are running the Psycho Night 10K Trail Run with the Trail Nerds. I'm really looking forward to it as I haven't gotten nearly enough trail running in this year.
Running at night is a blast. At first, it's a little strange as your eyes have to get used to the dark, but once your eyes adjust, you hardly notice it-especially when you have a head lamp.
Here is a special note from our Race Director, Bad Ben Holmes. He's a riot:
All runners will carry their own flashlight or head lamp. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS. This is for your own safety, and the safety of the ground and trees in the park, that you will smack (hard), without proper vision.
This weekend should provide a bit of a challenge for me because as I said before, I haven't gotten many trail runs in this year so I think it's going to kick my arse-even at a 10K. Then with the fact that the race is Friday night at 8ish...it means we won't be back home til after 10 I'm sure. And then getting up early Saturday morning for a 6 am start to run 16 should be interesting.
KC Stine...Cynical Mud Babe...will you be out there?