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Loop the Lakes

I raced theLoop the Lakestrail half marathon two weeks ago and, although I missed 10 days of running leading up to it, I was pleased with how the race went. I have run one "trail" half marathon before, but I've quickly learned that this means something very different in BC than it does in Ontario! My previous time was 1:34; in this race, I was aiming to go sub-2 hrs and finished in 1:55. This was good enough to place 13th overall - I was the 7th woman, and 1st in the 30-39 age group. The course was a nice mix of rolling single track along the 4 Lakes Trail in Squamish combined with fun undulating trails, one very technical descent, and a short but steep climb that had us scrambling up the face of a granite boulder (this trail is aptly called "Around the Rock", and is meant to be biked - downhill). I managed to wipe outdirectly after finishing this climb and spent the rest of the race with my left side covered in mud.
I had a great time running this race, partly …