Sunday's run entailed almost 6.5 miles on the local roller-coaster known as Terwilliger Blvd. The hills certainly lived up to their reputation; I surprised myself on just how well I managed. I wasn't quite the rockstar powerhouse on the ups, but if I wasn't running, I maintained a pretty strong walking pace. Besides a little residual soreness, I felt great.
The Most Excellent Jenn and her friend Nikki accompanied me; it was very encouraging to "pep-talk" each other up and over the steep parts. I really enjoy running with friends and I hope Nikki decides to join our weekend runs on a regular basis. It's exactly what I need.
This coming Sunday is Shamrock, and Jenn and Nikki and I are going for the 15K. We hope to not to be part of the sweeper crew leading up The Rear Guard; with any luck we'll power through it just like we did yesterday.