PM- I wanted to try to toughen my quads for Western plus do a long run as I won't get one this weekend. Drove to Paris Mtn and run up to Kanuga, where there is a 1.12 mile long hill that drops just over 400 ft. I ran down it somewhat hard then back up, 4 times. Down times were 8:48, 8:39, 8:20, 8:06. Aaron, Lynn, and Seth showed up near the end and joined me for the last one. After I finished, we had 5.5 miles back to the car but I was absolutely dead. I had developed a sore throat and felt generally a bit sick for the past day and this workout really killed me. Honestly, those miles felt like mile 80 of an ultra, which had me worried. We finished and I collapsed on the ground for a few minutes. By the time I got home, I was shivering uncontrollably and had a fever. I'm home sick today. At least I know why I felt so bad at the end there.
The run was 18 miles in 2:55 with 2500 ft climb. Now to rest and get better.