Saturday morning we (me and the running group) were greeted by balmy temperatures for our last run of the session. Location: Green Mountain Trail. Distance: 12 miles. Temps: upper 20s, low 30s. And glorious sunshine!
The south western side had awesome views.
Little did I know that the hard route's profile looked like this...
Only the big hill, also known as Green Mountain, occurred at around mile 8.5. I spent more time than I should looking down and wondering if I should turn around and do the easy route.
Did I mention that I spent a lot of time looking down and wondering really if I had taken on too much?
And the City of Denver.
The downhill section was challenging. A mix of ice, rocks, snow, slush and MUD! I can't recall the last time I felt so relieved to see my car in the parking lot! I don't regret taking on the hard route. But it makes me wonder if I'm ready for Little Rock. More and more I'm thinking I should target a later spring marathon. That will be my task for the week - figure this out. Is it the best decision or is it a decision I'm making out of fear?
Have a great evening. I'm going to try hit the sack early. This is a big date week - four dates, Monday - Thursday. I'm tired already.