Last week I saw my friend Jennilyn (the queen of vert) and said, "Jennilyn, I need to get in some vert. Will you take me?" So we formulated a plan to to hike/run Wire. Wire is no joke. You gain 2,233' in 1.9 miles. That said, I certainly wasn't breaking any records hiking up that hill! It was a chilly morning and loads of fun to go somewhere new. Jennilyn is a wealth of information and after I bonked at about one mile in (laugh it up, that's a tough hike!) I ate some applesauce, recovered and we chatted a lot about race nutrition. I'm super glad we went and I definitely need to get some more vert in before Bryce and Logan!
Brr! Where did Spring go?
On the way up!
Jennilyn snapped this one of me hiking up a "runnable" section. HA! Depends on who you are!
This is the only steep section I took a picture of, because I could hardly breath, let alone take photos!
First Wire ascent!
Thanks for snapping this, Jennilyn. Excuse my goofy form. Those tired legs were not ready for a fast steep downhill!
20:06 average pace (I promise there was running!)