|This is Court doing what she does best: drinking beer.|
Courtney has the ability of just trotting along in a very content manner and you wouldn't even think she's trying very hard... or at all. So it's deceiving sometimes... Especially when she says, it won't be too hard of a run. This time, she did warn me it started with a mile long climb. Ummm... more like 4:
|the steep kind...|
The first downhill eventually came and while it was nice, it wasn't as long as the uphills since it was always interrupted by a hill I needed to climb. I still enjoyed the downs. After mile 10, a long steep climb happened, and I got in a better rhythm and walked 1/4 mile and jogged 1/4 mile. I kept this up for the 2-ish miles. The last 5 miles were better. At this point I was significantly behind Courtney, but she kept coming back to make sure I was still alive.
|At the bottom of the hill at mile 10. Pretty bridge to walk and eat some delicious GU|
As for recovery, it was fast. I was not even sore the day after and I was able to get a couple shorter runs later in the week. I think this is a great start to a few back-to-back longer runs for the remainder of my training for TRR. T-minus 5 weeks... Yikes!