Great run! Training up there in Big Sky Country at altitude no less… 1,000 feet of elevation gain in 3 miles is no joke. There is a very popular hike in the Great Smoky Mountains that has a 2500 foot elevation gain over 5.5 miles. Just for fun, and to say I did it (or at least tried it,) I'm going to run the trail pretty soon. One of the things I truly enjoy about this site is that there are many, varying, informed opinions, but everyone is positive and supportive. People here get that we can disagree and be respectful at the same time! It doesn't matter what your goals or motivations are, just have them! It isn't like that everywhere on the web, I'm glad it is here.