Sunday, October 3, 2010

TTR Mt. Hopkins run - for the record

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

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Great run!
I tagged you on my blog!