Ran 1/4 marathon race course (1/2 of half marathon) One of the toughest in country I hear. Anyway, 6.55 miles in 58'55".
I will have to agree with you on that. My job is very physical so I get plenty of exercise through the year but not the kind I need for hiking.In my opinion it's WAY easier to STAY in shape than it is to GET in shape. Probably a lot healthier too.
8.11 miles for me this morning with 5 X 1K intervals with 500m recoveries. My split pace on the fast intervals was 7:02, 7:02, 7:00, 7:04 and 6:55 pace.
I hit 100 miles of running logged in August yesterday which made the 30th consecutive month that I've run at least 100 miles. When I broke my collarbone in February I almost broke my streak but I pounded out some miles with my arm in a sling to keep it going.
I wish I had some trails to work in some real elevation gains like that hike you guys went on. I just have to settle for my one little canyon that I live on for my elevation work. It's about 10% of what you guys did.