I liked it.
I like the buckle.
I really enjoyed running with Chase.
Oh, sure it had some low points (but at an average elevation of more than 8,000 Ft, they never got low enough for this flat-lander!): There was a three mile asphalt service road which we did 4 times. There were more than the usual number of ATV cowboys (where are you going on those four-wheeler in a cold rain?) There was the altitude, nothing for Chase who lives a mile high, but tough on someone used to full gravity!
But, still I had fun. Most of the scenery was beautiful. Except for the asphalt the surface was soft with good footing. My foot felt fine (thank you again, Dr. Feelgood!).
One thing, I'm just not in very good shape. I just haven't been running enough. I have had the weirdest, and not very effective routine, basically nothing during the week and then a long run on either Saturday or Sunday. Oh, and I've gone long. Celebrated a B'day 47 miler with Dr. Frank, then 67 with him a Umstead. Celebrated a B'day 45 with Patrick then another 10. So I can cover the distance, but not very swiftly. Chase and I were not DFL, that honor went to one of the two runners behind us, but I was about 4 hours slower than my PR for the distance, yoikes, that's an extended version of Lord of the Rings right there!
Oh, well, the River Asks, "Why hurry, we'll get there eventually." I guess I have to either get out during the week (and hope my ped holds up) or get used to meandering.