-2010 Cane Field Classic-
On October 16, I participated in a new race – the Cane Field Classic, which was a 4-miler thru sugar cane fields!
The Cane Field Classic is the brainchild of Walker Higgins of Performance Fitness. Walker is a top-notch fitness pro who does one-on-one training as well as outdoor group programs like myself.
Walker really outdid himself, as the race was very well run, tons of people registered, and there was excellent schwag & food for participants!
Also, it was definitely a first for me, as i’m sure it was for others…running through the cane fields!
This was my first off-road race, and I think i’m in love!
I’m not gonna lie…the first mile sucked! My legs felt heavy and my heart rate was sky-high! I don’t normally run thru mud and uneven terrain. It’s a lot of work! I think most of the runners would agree! Once I got onto level ground, things settled down a bit and I found a comfortable pace.
After a while, I realized that my Nike Frees were probably not the best choice for this type of terrain, as exemplified in this picture!
When I hit mile 3, I turned it up. I was zoomin’. Life was good! I ended up finishing in the ballpark of 33:15 (forgot to stop my Garmin), which placed me at 5th out of the top 10 female finishers!
I got a nifty 180-year-old plantation brick for being a top finisher! Schweet, huh?! 🙂
Great experience! I will most definitely be doing this race next year!