Jonas, for some reason, wanted to do it . . . So, we did it together. Jonas hurt his knee a couple nights earlier on the tramp and was complaining and limping around Friday evening on it. Plus, he was super grumpy. So, honestly, I wasn't too excited about doing it with him! 6 long miles . . . Our plan was to run/walk it - I wasn't sure Jonas could run the whole thing.
So we walked the whole first mile. It killed me - walking and that steepness = hurting calves. But then we started running a bit and that soothed my calves a little, but was hard on my lungs. That whole run/walk thing was hard for me - I would much rather slowly run the whole thing! But I think it worked for Jonas and Jonas did so great! So much better than I expected! I let him take off at mile 5 (when relief finally comes) and thought he'd peter out . . . but he passed two walkers and ended up being the 2nd walker to finish (1st male). But maybe we cheated a bit because we ran/walked?! Jonas' time was 1:22 and mine was 1:24 (a good 12 minutes slower than my norm. - but faster than I was expecting). Walkers were given no recognition . . . so next time we are definitely signing up as runners (I had signed up as a runner, but changed to walk with Jonas). Jonas' time would have been right there (even beating plenty) with the runners.
Jonas loved it. And, really, I think he did. I didn't. I mean, it was fun to do it with Jonas! It's just a miserable run. :)
There were a bunch of my friends up there, too, and that was fun. Although they wimped out and left after finishing . . . it was a bit cold up there. But Jonas and I stayed for the raffle and awards - with Jonas winning a water bottle in a raffle prize. Also, I took some of my friends' running bibs and one of my friends won a 1-hr. massage. Lucky her!
Anyways, I think we'll run it again next year - perhaps with an Emmy, too. :)
Unprofessional Race Pics:
Where's Emily and Jonas? (This one's hard . . .)
Professional Race Pics:
Go Us. :)