4th woman at the Cranmore Hill Climb!

It was crazy
I hate thunder and lightning with a passion. Scares me like nothing else… Getting ready for the race I ran up the little hill once and then there was a downpour. Steve & I gathered in the tent with about 20 others and then made a dash to the base lodge to hear when they would start – thinking after the storm blew over… Well they had us start in the middle of this lightning storm. freaked me out – – it cleared by the time we got to the summit on the first loop – – had to run up and down twice… over grass, rocks, side hill, single track (walked a couple sections – just too steep) and the last loop – i missed the last corner following this guy, talking to him about how I was in third place and how she wasn’t going to catch me – then the racers starting yelling to us “hey – hey you’re going the wrong way!” we had to climb back up probably 400 yards or so… such a drag – she had passed us at that time and I filed in right behind her – although it got my competative juices going once I hit the mucky section and twisted an ankle, it was tough to push harder and finished 4th – just out of the money (could’ve won $50). : (

But even if I beat myself up because of my competition soul inside it is all so great!
I love the feeling of accomplishment – and feel I am almost used to the “push” that you need (but not yet).
What keeps me pushing? The knowing I can – be the best for me – if not today, tomorrow, if I keep training and pushing, I will get better inside, and out, and on the trail!

Out of 139 runners I was #52.
Distance: 6.2 miles (all up and down the mountain)

Cranmore Hill Climb – June 29, 2008
North Conway, NH

52 Nancy Cook 76:13 F 44 Belchertown MA
4th woman
2nd in age group (masters)
Here are some more pictures of the race finish when it was safe to get the camera out – (thanks Steve!)

2 more races left to go!

The best news yet is that I just checked the standings for the La Sportiva Mountain Running Circuit and I am the NUMBER ONE woman with overall points – and second place for the best 3 of 4 behind a 30 year old Abby Woods (and only 10 points)! Yippee!!

Check it out!
I am leading by 3 points with overall – – close leader board, how exciting, who knew! : )
I need to kick it in at Loon that is for sure!

Next race is at Loon Mountain – Sunday morning!
Wish me luck!

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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