Thursday, March 21, 2013
1 month til Blue Ridge 1/2
Yesterday marked 1 month to go until the Blue Ridge Half. I only ran 5.5 miles, but the day before, I had a good training run for this race. I ran a 9.88 mile route with some very steep hills. It took me 1:18:36. Not too bad for a training run after a long day at school. Also, there was VERY STRONG WIND. So strong, it was blowing me off the road. (It also was strong enough to down some power lines...but I didn't really know that while I was running...I just knew that my hair was blowing around and trying to choke me.) There was one point where the wind flung a swirling cloud of sand and gravel at me. That was "fun." But there was another point where the wind was pushing me up over the top of a very steep hill, so that was actually rather nice. I probably won't get that assistance on Mill Mountain during the race. That road is much more sheltered by trees than the route I ran yesterday... On the up side, Mill Mountain is also not as steep as the hills I ran yesterday, so I'll have that going for me.