Tell us about your training.
I'm ashamed about my training. I had decided to withdraw from the race 3 weeks prior to the date because of no training during the summer except an occasional bike ride. My husband and cousin kept me in, and I'm so glad I did. So yes, only 3 weeks of training, and no down hill training only level dirt trails. The furthest distance I trained was 6 miles of a mixed run/walk and 21 miles of bike riding. I should have trained more in advance to be better prepared, but it was still fine for me. I could have easily pushed myself harder for a better time, but I also enjoyed taking in the scenery and visiting with my cousin all along the way.