Seven @ Seven Cross Country Challenge
“A challenging 7.77 mile cross country race starting bright and early at 7 a.m. Terrain includes trail, gravel, and grass. Do you have what it takes to finish this hilly course?”
Today I ran the 7@7 Endurance Run at Green Lakes. I also grew about 3 inches. All that running is making me tall…or I am making new friends who happen to be short. OK, so my new running friends are short. I can not lie. Meet new running friends Lori and Tina. We met on our Saturday long run for the marathon training program with Kevin Collins. We did a few of the 7@7 course tours the past few Saturdays as part of our long run. It’s a great course. I always thought I hated trail running. When I did the Learn to Run Clinic through Fleet Feet, we did our weekly training on a trail. I HATED it…but perhaps I just hated it because learning to run was hard enough in itself, so forget about adding uneven footing. Fast forward to now, and I LOVE it. I think Green Lakes is my new favorite place to run, hills and all. I know! I can’t even believe it myself. The variety a trail offers makes the weekly long run, not seem so long. That, and some running buddies certainly help. Thanks Lori and Tina! See up next Saturday! PS. I think my finishing time was 1:24. I even had to walk a few parts of it. Damn hills.