Saturday, October 10, 2015

Leg #11: Youth Trumps Experience

Jacob and Jay started Leg #11 in a steady rain with another uphill climb.  The first 1.5 miles were a steady climb but Jacob attacked the hill at record pace.  The first mile at sub-7 was enough to leave the old man in the dust.  At the 1.5 mile mark, the climb gave way to some rolling hills.... A welcome change after lots of uphills.  Then, suddenly a glorious two plus mile descent.  Apparently Jacob, who says he can't run downhill, is sadly mistaken.  The last two miles were downhill and FAST.... Both under six minute mile pace.  So fast, in fact, that I couldn't close on him at all.  Our pace for the run was a blistering 6:42.  (Now that would make even Jeremiah Nichols proud!).... I guess youth beats experience when it comes to the R4R.

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