This run wasn't notable at all for me. I was still pretty wiped out from last week's 12 hour night run, and my legs felt like concrete blocks. I was fairly disappointed with my time. 3 minutes slower than last year. But, I wanted to get it down for the record. I like looking back at my times and this is the best way to do that. I do keep a mileage log, but that is mainly to track mileage on my shoes - no records of time or type of run it was.
Total time: 4:57
It is about 4,500 feet of elevation gain. 12 miles up and 12 miles down. About 2/3 is dirt road and 1/3 paved road. The views are great.
Dallas, however, smoked the course in 3:56. Dallas just ran his longest run ever the week before! Here I am catching him as I am going up and he is going down.
|Very cool adventure duo! (That's what Darrel said about the pic!)|
Nice view of Mt. Wrightson from the top. Boy, did we see the top of that mountain a lot this summer.
I was one of the last ones in - everyone was so fast today! I shouldn't get down on myself about the run, because of the 47 mile run I did the week before. However, I just see other runners and how strong they are and I want to be better. So, I'll work on hills over the winter and see what I am really capable of. I just have to remember this:
"The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else."
~ Geoffrey Gaberino