January 15, 2018 - excited to race my first 50k -- the fall weather was perfect leading up to this race. But it got cold in true Cleveland fashion. The course was through the North Chagrin reservation and went past the back side of Squire's Castle. The 50k was a 2 loop course and most of the hills that I thought would have been uphill were downhill -- which was good. First lap was a good pace, but knew the second lap would be slower. Since the race started at noon -- the second lap would have some parts in the dark. Hips got cold which led to left knee pain around mile 22 -- but I was determined to finish. I secretly had a goal of finishing under 7 hours and I did! Very happy with my overall race! Also great to see SBR team member Kelly racing the 25k!