04 April 2009

Hello, Wall.

  • Overall, I'm happy.
  • Absolutely beautiful weather!
  • If you're going to run 3 miles uphill on the Ice Age Trail, and THEN climb an observation tower, and then run 13 more miles, take it easy during the 11 miles on the way to the trail. Oops.
  • If you don't follow the above instructions, you'll bonk pretty bad at the end and make the "Player" feature in Garmin Connect take an excruciatingly long amount of time to finish the last 1.5 miles. Seriously, it's worth checking out. Click on the link, then click on "Player" (upper right), then click play. Talk about a death march! Genuine Comedy.
  • Time for Beer.
  • 3:15:59, 8th overall, 2nd 20-29
  • To quote chia, "brb."

10 comments:

Grellan said...

Fantastic time/result Nic for such a hilly course and given that last weekends HM was still in your legs. Well done n' enjoy the beers.

Turi said...

Oooh, sometimes it's bad when you can tell what the spikes on the Garmin graph mean. I had a good on this morning where I fell down on the trail. Awesome time, at any rate...

joyRuN said...

That's a cool feature on the Garmin Connect - so funny to watch that red balloon.

Congrats on a great time!

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

O, man, I only come here to see if GLAVEN has commented yet, and he hasn't, so what's the point?

Way to not break the 3 hour barrier, man.

KIDDING!

Way to go, Dr Super Runner!

Did you ring the bell?

Helen said...

Congrats!! I feel your pain after this morning's race though I'm sure it wasn't a patch on your climb! Looking forward to the battle of Chippewa :)

Jess said...

Time for a beer is right! Nice job!

Xenia said...

Except for encountering the Wall--Yay for you!!! That's a great time. And you beat Teh Marcy's prediction! :)

chia said...

You're exponentially more hardcore than I -- great showing!

aron said...

congrats!!!!

footfeathers said...

Still a strong run. Pacing is an art... and I ain't Matisse.