Tomorrow Blake and I are going to run Crossman Peak from my house which is 26 miles round trip with a 4000+ foot climb, so today I decided to take it easy and just walk on the TM at 4.0 mph with a 15 % incline for 1 hour. It is actually really tough and works those climbing muscles but it doesn't have the impact of running. Hopefully I feel good enough to survive the long run tomorrow.
When I got home from my run this morning I had an email that I have been accepted to run Boston 2017. Yea!
Blake and I did a 26 mile round trip run from my house to the top of Crossman Peak which is over a 4000 foot climb and then decent. It was only 70 degrees when we left (over 20 degrees cooler than when I did the same run 2 weeks ago.) It was way easier. We were about 10 minutes faster on the ascent than I was 2 weeks ago, but on the descent Blake started hurting and mildly cramping so we were about 8 minutes slower on the descent than I was last time. Anyways we both survived and I felt really good. Grand Canyon R2R2R is 4 weeks away!