"Always what I thought cross country should be all about. A group of runners meeting in some field some place and racing through ungroomed woods and fields."I couldn't have summed the race up any better myself, not to mention this guy's won the damn thing two years in a row now, so who am I to argue with him.
- Ryan Carrara, two-time winner of the Thomas Chamberas 6K cross country race
Plus, he doubles as my training partner, so I wouldn't want to piss him off in the event he's feeling good on a Tuesday night hill session or a weekend workout. We've got enough of them left before Bay State and I don't wanna take a chance on getting an unexpected drilling, thank you very much.
Anyway, I will take a quick shot at wrapping up this past weekend's race in my own words. I'm a little strapped for time, so a few key adjectives will have to suffice for now.
Fast. Competitive. Technical. Raw.
And at the risk of reinforcing my reputation as an unoriginal bastard of the blogs, I'll now steal a full line from Jim Johnson and call it a night.
"You don't slow down to conserve or back off while thinking about pace....you just hammer."Like I said, raw. Racing in it's purest form. No mile markers, no splits, no mercy. Real cross country, baby.