4797 total / 0 in 2019

Back on the distance wagon (Illinois Marathon), but after a 2014 setback, some shorter goals as well -- sub-20 5K, I'm looking at you.

Dan Spears ran: Was going to go to th...

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  • 8 miles
  • 01:24 time
  • 10:30 pace
  • 1331 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 3/5 Effort.
    effort 3/5
blah Kings Mountain mess 8 mi 01:24 10:30 pace

Was going to go to the Sugar Creek Greenway in Charlotte, but the highway traffic was a nightmare. Figured going to Kings Mountain Trail would be a good option, since it was closer and familiar, even though it is a ton of hills. Well, imagine my surprise when I got there and the temperature was 87 degrees (not 75 like the weatherman expected) and the trail of crushed rock and dirt had turned into rock like you get around railroad tressels for the first 2 miles.

It was awful and ugly and nasty and it felt like my heart was racing from the first mile through. Ended up walking after Mile 5 on the uphills. Simply could not get my heart rate to slow down. Haven't felt that in years. Awful awful awful.