Well it was a special day. It was Amo’s Birthday and it was A – Pronk’s first pronkathon! He was a virgin pronkstar until this day! He met his match, the xterra was a bulldog as advertised! They called it some of the hardest hills that any Pronkstar has ever met. Pretty sweet stuff for your first race.
Well, the breast part is that Alex, never the dependable one actually proved he likes to run more than he likes to chase cougars. He woke up at 3am pacific time and ate a dece pronkfast then headed over to the race. He showed up just in time to open the gates with the park rangers at 5am. I think I was still asleep at this point. Well as he was signing up before most Los Angelers were sleeping, then decided to take a nap until the race.
Downward facing pronk dogg was at the race by 6:30, a little earlier than planned, but enough time to do the ritual and get a bib for the race. Thinking A-Pronk was not gonna show he decided to head back to the car and drop off the sweatshirt he wore since it was cold before the start. On the way a run in with Alex Peralta happened. Man this was unbelievable!!! The kid showed.
Man it was a tough race, i really need a camera to capture these things, not willing to risk the canons functionality no pics were taken on the course. but this was an unreal race. 2 miles in or 5K’s (of the 22K’s that were run) the hills started blasting our legs. Alex eventually took off on Pronk still feeling the effects of the Salad he had early morning! He was off to a blistering 22K. Fortunately the hill took its toll on everyone and Pronk was able to catch the virgin runner about mile 6.
The hills were a brutal 2K foot climb that never seemed to stop. it was the first time out in that park for either of us, so we weren’t sure to expect, but our friend from Belize told us where to take it back a notch. Belize Jason was wearing his compression socks, a must for all Pronkathletes! Well finally Pronk passed Alex and was able to take some pics of the kid crossing the finish.
Graet race by all PORers! Over 2 hours for 14miles, the Bulldog 22k in calabasas Cali, but not bad considering the course and the race schedule that has wiped out the Pronk reserves. happy about it, and the views were unreal. One year you have to check it out yourself. the mtns were unreal, a whole look over the ocean and the city. the rocks smoothed out near the top making it look like you were in utah, something i have never seen in my running days in LA.
next pronkathlon there is aug. 21st weekend, an ultra that does two laps over this course in 100 degree heat. who is ready to sign up for this one? It’s been broughten.
HURD responsinbly and stay fresh. This is the best way to start a weekend morning, running high is like nothing you have ever experienced! P-stars