My body has had plenty of time to rest recently. Two days ago, in honor of the Pitchell Challenge that took place this past weekend, I started on Mt Pisgah and ran 12 miles down to Chestnut Cove clocking in at 1 hour and 50 minutes. I felt fantastic the whole time, yet slightly unfulfilled.
To satisfy my hankering for a good, hard long run I elected to spend my vacant Tuesday afternoon running the Seven Sisters Summit Challenge (about 16 miles) for the second time. Last time I ran it was mid-April of last year with a great group of runners. The group time was somewhere around 3:20. Given that I was now in much better shape than I was then, I set a goal for myself of finishing in 3 hours.
I felt like a million bucks through the entirety of this run. I exceeded my expectations with a time of 2:46.08, and recovered quite well. This run was a success by all measures and can't wait to do it again!
Graybeard Falls- 1:21.43
Walker's Knob- 1:34.26
Big Slaty- 1:47.11
Big Piney- 2:23.48