I realized today that, other than Saturdays, I won't run in sunlight until March or so. 5 months of darkness! I might as well move to Alaska.
I was looking at the La Sportiva Mountain Cup trail racing page today and found a cool picture. It is of the top 500 m of the mountain climb at Jupiter Steeplechase I ran in August. I estimated to climb to be 35-45% grade. Take a look at the picture and see if you can identify where I am (it should be very easy if you know anything about me). Just for reference, you can see the first place runner about 2/3 of the way up the mountain... and that is 5 minutes ahead of me. It was about a 10-12 minute climb.
PM- I convinced Cody last minute to go running with me. I had to drop my car off at the shop near the airport, then we worked our way over to 1200 E, thru USU campus, then eventually home. I rediscovered how hard it is to run a fast pace in the dark. 9 miles.