As I was driving to Sweetwater Creek State Park this morning, it occurred to me that a lot has changed in my running. Not that long ago, I went out of my way to avoid running hills and this morning I was driving specifically to go up and down hills.
My goal this morning was to do an Afton Trail Run simulation so I climbed and ran down Jack's Hill a total of seven times.
Here is the profile of one half of the Afton Trail Run:
Here is the profile of the run I did:
I had a great time. It wasn't too hot, but it was very humid and rained for about half the time I was out there. It rained just enough to keep the trail soft, but not enough to make it sloppy.
I was happy with my effort, just nine more days until the Afton Trail Run 50K!