CFA – July 23, 2007
On Saturday, July 23, approximately 75 runners gathered in a parking lot near Luray, VA to do the Catherines Fat Ass 50K. Jeff gave a race briefing – “there are only 3 hills” and we were off to run through the Massanutten Mountains. There was a 21 mile option that some people (me) chose to do instead since it was another smoking hot summer day.
We started out with a steep, but beautiful uphill climb that kept going…and going…and going…
…but the view from the top was amazing!
A beautiful creek along the way.
The icy pops mid-race were a fabulous surprise from Jack and his son on the way into Pitt Spring – WOWZERS!
Saw several of these gorgeous moths on the purple trail.
Best. Aid. Station. Ever. – Ice cold washcloths, watermelon with lime, and lots of smiles and encouragement. These guys rocked!
Love the interesting rock formations on the trail.
On the final descent, a series of fun, rocky switchbacks.