It's a surprisingly wild place for 70mi from NYC. Nature sightings!
Bear poop (hughmac3 was skeptical, then:)
Heard a pileated woodpecker
We also ran into the co-race director, and the only woman to ever finish the race! They were out doing trail maintenance. Had a nice chat. They were the only people I saw in 4.5 hours of running. Wild!
Running long (SRT Training) 2:08:48 10.12 mi (12:44 / mi) +1439ft11:13 / mi ahr:127 max:148 shoes: NB Summit Unknown 10 2E
SRT Training with hughmac3! Thanks so much for the support!
Some challenge in the first section, but nav wasn't too bad. Rocky & some climb. Took it pretty easy, and did fine.
Running2:32:01 9.26 mi (16:25 / mi) +2793ft12:46 / mi ahr:141 max:161 shoes: NB Summit Unknown 10 2E
More SRT Training with hughmac3! Thanks so much for the support!
Big challenge in the second section: nav a bit tougher, really rocky & ridiculous climb: 5.7% overall, most in the first half. Took it pretty easy, and still suffered a good bit.
Need to be very careful during this section during the race. Potential for ruining myself physically, and mentally. Easy does it!