The first adventure was an easy 10 miler up to the 1955 TWA crash site. This run had a huge number of Dukes TC runners, and it pleased the majority of them when the crash debris became visible from the long climb through the canyon. The first thing you see is the tire of the 19 passenger plane, then more and more metal. Soon enough, this junk pile becomes conceptualized when you read the plaque dedicated to the victims, and realize how awful of an event this was. As an erie thought, we have the fortune opportunity to this site and take pictures of a horrible accident. Something must be wrong with us, but death is what makes us live for every moment we have together.
After Saturday's run, we decided to run to another iconic location - South Peak. I hadn't been to South Peak in over 4 years, so this was going to be a treat. And it was. The view and the isolation from other people was well worth the 1:53 minute accent. I was very pleased and happy to be back running and challenging myself on a run such as that one. With over 4000' of elevation gain, it honestly felt good to be pushing myself that hard.
|Relaxing atop South Peak|
Week in Training:
Monday - easy 8
Tuesday - am. Track: 4x400, 4x200, 2x800, 2x400 / pm. 8 easy
Wednesday - am. 9 easy / pm. 6 easy
Thursday - am. 8 easy / pm. 7.5 easy
Friday - am. 6 mile tempo - 5:34 average / pm. 6 easy
Saturday - am. 10
Sunday - am. 17 miles on South Peak
Total: 99.5 miles - I feel like a real runner again!