We ran the Deadhorse Hill Climb yesterday afternoon, trying to start adding in the hills now that things are melting out. The Deadhorse loop is awesome: after climbing for 4+ miles and ~1,200 feet or so, you get some spectacular views of the valley, Byers, and the surrounding area. Coming off of the previous day's 13 miler my legs felt good, but a little heavy. This was the fourth day on in a row, trying to get ready as fast as possible for the season. The loop goes up old, closed FS roads to a high point right around 10,275 before descending back to 8,800 on a secret trail that connects with Spruce Creek for a total of around 7.5 miles. I did it in 1:18 on this attempt - I think if you are fresh and really haul, you might be able to get it under an hour. Pulled the plug on the Sage Burner 50K - will see what happens as this is my first official race.
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