10:35, 9:17, 9:13, 9:22, 10:21, 10:00, 10:06, 9:27, 9:18, 11:31, 11:00, 9:34, 9:49, 10:31, 10:10
What a craptastic run! That was one official BAD BAD BAD run! All my favorite running buddies were all occupied this Saturday morning. So I decided to run with the Soujourners Running Club (Runner's Corner's club). We met at 6:30am at the mouth of Provo Canyon and were going to carpool up to Solider Hollow and run down the canyon. We didn't start running until 7:30am....frustrating!
We ran above the Heber Creeper railroad tracks on a dirt road. It was SUPER FREAKIN' hilly. It reminded me of my 2nd leg of Ragnar....climbing up and up and up. You can tell from my mile splits the major hills. My legs were starting to scream at me! I was so grateful for those other runners - there is NO way I could have made it up those hills without them.
We made it to the dam and had water/gatoraide. But we were less than halfway and my legs were spent. We continued on through some private property and couldn't talk. On previous run, they had gotten in trouble for being there. GREAT - trespassing! Then we hopped on the main road.
We made it to Vivian Park and I drank as much water as a camel! But I was only at 13 miles. I got a ride from Hawk and Cheryl to the mouth of the canyon. Though my legs were on fire, I really wanted to get in 15. So I dropped my water belt at my car and headed up to the water fountain.
When I finished, I soaked in the river and almost lost my flip flop. Both of my lower legs ache and are so sore. I had two thoughts during my run: 1. It can't get harder than this. 2. This may be my last run EVER - for sure, I've done something to my muscles/legs/tendons!
I'm super tired and sore and hope I can still run on Monday morning!
This was my longest run EVER!