Colleen i decided to go look ...

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I decided to go look up information tonight on the Hart Bridge, the signature challenge in the Gate River Run (the 15K that I ran last weekend with several other Daily Milers.)

Height: 151 feet.
Distance of incline: 2,548 feet.*
Distance of decline: 3,895 feet.*
Grade of incline: 6 percent.

* Includes ramps on River Run course.
Sources: Florida Department of Transportation and the Gate River Run.

6% incline for 2,548 feet. That is .48 Miles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hart_Bridge

I'm suddenly feeling all sorts of better about my run even though I still think I could have done better. And like I mentioned before... most of us runners in that race are from Florida. Florida is FLAT. We don't run hills regularly. So despite the bridges and overpasses I did run to train, next year I'll be focusing a lot more on how to tame this beast.

I'm stoked.

Now if these shin splints would just go the hell away so I could get out and run, I'd be a lot happier. :)

  • Johnny H.
    Johnny H.

    You keep score. That's the sign of a competitor. Good luck with the shin splints.

    almost 9 years ago Like

  • Jo M.
    Jo M.

    Thats the spirit Colleen!!! I'm running next year too...but this time w/NO stroller haha :) Hey speaking of your shin splints...have you gotten fitted for running shoes lately?? They did a gait analysis on me and i went from running in shoes that just provide cushioning to needing cushioning and stability, i'm an overpronator...who knew??...but so far its helped with the foot injuries i was getting so often :)

    almost 9 years ago Like

  • Colleen
    Colleen

    John - the very nature of Daily Mile is to keep score and record things right? Aren't we all competitors at heart? :)

    Jo - yeah I told my husband that you ran it with the stroller and he shook his head in wonder. More power to you sister! I couldn't do that and survive! Longest I've done with the double jogger was 4 miles and my kids were ready to get out at the end (although they were funny telling me to run faster and I was too slow - so I was ready for them to get out too!)

    almost 9 years ago Like

  • Jo M.
    Jo M.

    Hahaha...kids...such motivation they are :)

    almost 9 years ago Like