I raced home after work today. It was just so beautiful with highs in the 70’s, I had to get out and run. I arrived at Green Mountain around 4pm and it was still gorgeous. I knew it was going to be a long evening, so I cranked the SKA. My original plan was to climb over 4500’ of gain and then I decided to push it to over 5000’, but around mile thirteen I was suddenly wasted. I wouldn’t call it a bonk, just really wasted. As I always have an excuse, I will blame it on my 30 miles on Sunday.
At mile 6, I ran down to the parking lot to meet up with some runners. Still pumped and feeling good, I tried to keep with the pack. After a quarter of a mile in, I just couldn’t and then they were gone. Ego? Here is my excuse, at least what I told myself, ‘I did 6 miles and 1800’ of gain before they started.’ It makes sense to me. Either way, they are a great group of runners and very supportive; I am glad to have hooked up with them.
Earlier in the run, I met another runner, Todd, he recognized me from my blog. Very Cool! He signed up for many of the same races as I had, so I am sure I will see him again.
Green Mountain: 15.4 miles with 4881’ of gain.