The Marathon Picture Tradition Continues: Pete and me (reversed order) at mile 26.5
Last week, following the Trail Mix 50K, my running partner announced a brilliant plan for the future of our summer training. Pete and I run together on Monday mornings. We usually get in between 15 and 20 miles. Now, without consulting me, pete decided that we would start running 26 miles every Monday, thus was born Marathon Mondays.
Yesterday, we ran our first Monday Marathon. Wow. It was tough. I've got two really good excuses for why it was so difficult. First, we are still recovering from the 50K last week. Second, we normally walk up all hills or inclines. When we run at Afton, that means we get to walk often. But out at Wild River, the trails are less hilly. That means we run more.
Despite the pain and S-Cap-resistant cramps, we had a great time. Read Pete's account. It's really good.
The Start and Finish line.
The "trail" along the St. Croix.
We had to cut through the forest to avoid the lakes created by a flooded river. We still had to scramble across several streams and ponds.