~Matt &................ (Slow) Jay
Friday, October 11, 2013
Leg 10: H Cubed (heat, hills, hell)
Leg ten was just plain "not fun". Rather than the mountain we faced this morning in Balsam Mountain, Mount Pisgah threw a 4+ mile gradual, winding incline at us. Add a mild BRP heat wave of 75 and you have all the ingredients of an "old man killer". Mat breezed through the very challenging five miles in an impressive 37ish minutes. Jay was not so impressive trudging up the hills in classic "Manners death-march" style. In the end, Frying Pan Tunnel gave way to mile marker 410 and the thankful end of a way too hilly run.