Randy and Corina, thanks. Glad my verbosity is appreciated…at least by some. 😉
Corina, believe it or not, I am kind of hoping I can fit next year's running into the schedule and that can only mean that I did enjoy it. I'd already rule it out in favor of Walleye Run, a fun event that isn't nearly as grueling, if I didn't.
I was a bit surprised by this but the soreness didn't last that long. I didn't feel good at all Sunday so I skipped running on that one day and did a bunch of yard work to get the blood flowing instead. By Monday, I was running 9 miles with only moderate soreness at the start and, by the end, I averaged just a bit over 6:30 pace for the whole run.