Back in the saddle again! After another 2 weeks off of running, I felt like my legs were feeling better, so I jumped back in with a vengeance. I sported my new hot pink compression socks to protect my shins.
A bunch of us Tucson Trail Runners started at MP 0 on Catalina Highway at 5am (it was dark!) and most of us ran to Summerhaven (with a short out-and-back on Ski Run Rd.) Mike went to Windy Point and back down, for a total of 28 miles, and Chase and Ken went up and down shorter distances.
|Joe, Steve, me, Tom, Mike, Ken, Gene and Chase|
Total distance: 26.5 miles
Dallas was our roving aid for the day. I had crewed him up the route the week before (he finished in 4:48!!!), so he was returning the favor and helping us out. We had aid stations at about miles 6, 12, 18, and 23. I just carried a hand-held bottle and refilled at each aid station. Dallas had turkey wraps, Nutella wraps, cookies, watermelon, peanut butter pretzels, soda, chips, all sorts of yummy stuff! Thank you Dallas!
|What an awesome crew!!!!|
That being said...I over ate at the mile 18 aid station and felt sick for about 3-4 miles. I came into Butterfly aid station feeling awesome, though! Huge smile on my face. I was so happy to be out there running a long distance!!! :)
Dallas got pics of me on my final descent into Summerhaven. I was pumped up!!!
|I'm yelling, "Woohoo!! Sub-6!!!"|
|Total time - 5:58!!!!!!|
|Rick, me, Joe, Steve and Gene.|
If it's a fight, I'm ready to go
I wouldn't put my money on the other guy
If you know what I know that I know..." ♪
~ Sick Puppies
Renee - 2 (2 full trips!)
Catalina Highway - 0!!!