Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cross Country Saturday

Hi All,

The Region 10 USATF Cross Country meet in Albuquerque had me away from the painting table this Saturday, so no painting for me.

After last weeks performance at the Arizona State Championships, we thought our runners would be able to make the National championships. Unfortunately both our runners came in 40 to 40 seconds slower than that race, coming in 33rd and 46th respectively out of fields of around 65 each. Unfortunately only the top 30 qualify for Nationals. So next time. I think the difference in altitude may have played a factor. Phoenix is only around 1000 ft, while Albuquerque is around 5300 ft. My son said the course felt longer.

I'll leave you with a couple of pictures from the Petroglyph National Monument at Boca Negra Canyon.

Hopefully I'll have those Skaven painted for you next week, and that pesky banner.


  1. Sounds like a tough race either way. Better luck next time.

    1. Hi Simon. Yeah it was our first season of Cross Country and we are still feeling it out. Now that we have a little more experience, we'll have some things to work on.

  2. I get out of breath climbing the stairs!
    Cool photos

    1. Hi Roy. Cardio can be a chore but it just takes as little as 20-30 minutes 3 times per week. It can be a s simple as walking. It is also something that goes away very quickly if you don't train, like flexibility.



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