When I pulled in the parking lot around 7:25 a.m. there were no cars. There was suppose to be a group of runners there but most decided not to run because of the weather. After sitting in my car and getting ready to run by myself another runner Stephan arrived. That means I didn't get to have all the fun - I had to share:) One lady did stop by and asked us if we needed turn sheets for the course but I know the course. The weather forecast for the day was rain and a lot of it but that never really happened.
Stephan and I started to run and talking about what the other runners were going to miss. I don't get to run a lot with Stephan so it was great to run and talk about life and running for over 5 hours. We power hiked most of the climbs and ran everything else. Stephan ran the last hill and I tried to catch him but there was nothing in the tank. A couple down pours here and there but overall it was a great day! Below are pics from the course and of Stephan and I.
12-12-2010 - 25 miles - 5:20 - run - 3,200 ft. elevation
|The Water Tank trail|
|End of the Horse-Shoe trail marker.|
|Man made bridge on the Appalachian Trail|
|In the center of the picture is the last climb|
straight up a pipeline. The top is over a mile
away after the creek crossing.
|Stephan getting ready to cross|
the creek for the first time.
|One step at a time and it is cold.|
|Don't fall - he didn't and I didn't either.|