After a crappy week of running, and only one good run to show for it, I was able to have fun at Afton on Saturday again.
I decided on Afton over Adam's RTA due to the fact I wanted to run, and not go cliff scaling. I was also not interested in damaging any digits. Check it out and you will see what I mean.
I decided for the 6am start, and was only interested in one loop. The 50k is next week, so I guess it would make sense to leave a lot on the table for that.
Jeffrey, Alicia, and Joel showed up and we started out together. I saw Phillip's car in the parking lot, and figured he had arrived at 2am or so. Joel said he wanted to run all of the hills, as did I so we wished our partners farewell and went at it.
I was actually hoping for hot and muggy weather, but we got perfect conditions. I was still sore from Tuesday's run, so I figured running the hills would be enough punishment.
I did manage to see Phillip off in the distance. I whistled at him. I hope it got a laugh.
It was fun running with Joel. A fellow brother in Christ, a fellow home schooling family, but he is now studying for the BAR (insert lawyer joke here). Heck, I am a salesman, does not ge more bottom feeding than that!
We pounded every hill, but the meat grinder got to us.
The snowshoe loop grew another few inches of grass, so those shorter than about 5' 5" will not be able to see for short periods of time next week.
Heat acclimation is going okay, I guess. Not doing the "no air conditioning" thing. I guess I don't care that much.
If you want to see someone who tried to do it at the last minute, check this guy's report out. He decided to acclimate for Kettle Morraine..... the day before! It is also an interesting report from the guy who won it last year, and was 4 hours slower this year.
Guess I should go run now.
Brew on tap = Bavarian Heffeweizen - darn good!