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  • 21 miles
  • 04:49 time
  • 13:45 pace
  • 3168 calories
  • 4006 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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good Lapham Peak Ridiculousness 21 mi 04:49 13:45 pace

This was probably the hardest run I've ever done, and it's not even anywhere near close to being the longest. Really, it was just ridiculous out on the Ice Age trail this morning. I think we were pretty much the first people out there since the 6-8 inches of snowfall we got the other day so we (me, Rochelle, Renee H. and Sara K.) basically had to forge our own path through the powdery drifts. It actually took us 55 minutes to go the first 3.6 miles out to HWY 18. (It usually takes me about 40-42.) I expected it to be slower but WOW. There really was absolutely no traction on the path at all- what there was of a path! After doing the math on how long it would take us to cover 21 miles at this pace, we decided to do a few miles on the Glacial Drumlin path to help out with the time a bit. I'M SO GLAD WE DID THIS. Becuase the instand we set foot back on the Ice Age it was the same old thing. ANyway, after just under 14 miles we dropped off Renee and Sara and headed back out for our last 7. We started to try the other direction on the Ice Age but got snowed in pretty quick so we ended up turning around and going back out past the tower one more time. Luckily, this last loop the path had started to become clearer as many hikers were now out and about. But my legs were pretty trashed from the earlier miles so they felt very heavy and shuffley. I'm so happy I ran these last miles with Rochelle. I'm usually really good at focusing in on long mileage by myself but today took some extra...fortitude. I feel like my IT bands are going to be screaming for mercy tomorrow!

  • Stephen C.
    Stephen C.

    Wow great job! Sounds like it was fun!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • David F.
    David F.

    Awesome trail blazing. Maybe ill head out there now.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Lauren

    You are such a rockstar!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Renee H.
    Renee H.

    It was great to run with you guys for the first 14. Amazing job getting the rest in. It was not an easy day to be out there.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Pj

    Great determination and nice mileage in tough trail conditions Tracey! PJ

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Tracey G.
    Tracey G.

    Microspikes? I don't know what they are but I want them.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Corey S.
    Corey S.

    They're like chains for your shoes. Picked up a pair today for when the snow and ice on the trail become too much for Yaktrax. Anton Krupicka's choice for snow/ice traction, which is all the endorsement I need.

    over 6 years ago Like1 person

  • Diane V.
    Diane V.

    WOW, Tracey! You ARE a rock star! I am impressed with your persistence and determination. Great day!

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Marc C.
    Marc C.

    Great distance. Well done.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.

    Holy Moly!! That sounds beyond tough. You are a warrior! Way to keep going after all of those opportunities that others may have taken to give up.

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Matt J.

    You rocked it! Way to go! :-)

    over 6 years ago Like

  • Kristina P.
    Kristina P. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Wow way to keep it going.

    over 6 years ago

  • Corey S.
    Corey S. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Sounds like you may need a pair of microspikes for future outings.

    over 6 years ago

  • Chris M.
    Chris M. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Amazing work! I was out there skiing yesterday afternoon. It was a winter wonderland! I can't really imaging running in it, though. Skiing was a challenge enough (and I only did 4.5 miles).

    over 6 years ago