Coach Spencer Runs in the Woods

Coach Spencer Runs in the Woods

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Beech Mountain 5 Miler

Came up to Beech Mountain with my extended family last night at 8 PM. Talked my dad & brother into running a 5 mile race here I saw a banner for on the way in- A Cool 5. Tough hilly course! No flat anywhere. 41:52. My calves still hurt from last weekend. Fun spur of the moment race. First race shorter than a marathon I've done in a very long time. Dad was 48:56. Brother was 50:40ish. I came back & ran the last half mile with my brother. Went on a 2 mile hike at Roan Mountain later. The rhododendrons still have about 10 days before they're in full bloom. Only a few were out today.


chris mcpeake said...

great race sounds like it was a really great time. cool blog

Coach Spencer said...

Thanks for checking it out. Yeah, this was very different from my typical trail 50K. Love going up there for the weather. 25 degrees cooler. 90 here today. Toronto must be nice & cool.