Remember that movie? I remember watching it as a kid and thinking Alice has lost it. If you've tried to crew someone on and end-to-ender in Hamilton, you too must have felt like Alice and wanted to run away from it all!
Geez! I sat in our crew vehicle frazzled today on some access mountain cut I'd never heard of despite being from Hamilton. Cars whizzing by - up, down, up, down - and yes, the Bruce Trail crosses through this road. This was a common occurrence trying to crew in this city.
It was a fairly non-invasive start at the dead end road bit of Old Guelph Rd. at Hwy 6 at 8:15 a.m. this morning. Henri had a decent pace going. He met up with Spence & Cloey (Spence's dog) on the trails in Dundas. Something was different today though - both Henri and I seemed a tad unenthusiastic. Henri's pace varied between 7-9 minute kilometres all day.
Don from our running club joined Henri around Felker Falls on west Hamilton mountain early in the afternoon. Don almost ran 50k himself today but I'll let him tell you that story at the Club one night.
A new pain - this one appearing to be the IT band on one of his legs started to give Henri problems in the last several hours of the run today. Nonetheless, Don and I paced him through to the end and still a great 48+ k on day number 16 of his journey. That's just about 800 k on his feet.
Some mapping of tomorrow's route to do, some massaging & in bed by nine.