Last Sunday, I ran Currahee. Apparently, one run up the mountain wasn’t sufficient punishment. As this weekend was approaching I knew I’d be back.
I started my run this week from the same spot–the gravel lot at the beginning of Currahee Mountain Road. From there, I ran to the top of the mountain. This time, I ran the whole way and never stopped to walk. Once at the top I took a few minutes to stop and take pictures and then headed back down the mountain.
Once back at the parking lot I once again extended my run by heading up Dicks Hill Parkway and turning left onto Ayersville Road. From there my run diverged slightly from last week’s adventure.
There’s a water tower on top of the hill that overlooks Patterson Pump. This week I extended my run just a bit by heading up the gravel road that leads to the base of the water tower. From there I turned around and retraced my steps to my van.
When all was said and done I had covered 6.93 miles in 1:18:01, for an average pace of 11:15 per mile–the exact same pace I managed last weekend.
Enough about my run. Let’s get into the pictures.
A Photographic Journal of My Run
I’ll post the pictures in the order I took them during my run today with a short description of each added as a caption. I didn’t start taking pictures until I had reached the top, so the pictures begin from the top of Currahee.