Monday, August 9, 2010
Yesterday afternoon I had a personal best running time completing the Chief's second peak in 18:50. I started the season in June with my best time been 20:05, thinking one second faster was impossible. Ive ran it about 8 times this year, every time a little faster. It feels so good to be collapsed against a rock at the top, breathing as hard as you can, and look down at my watch and see a record time. My heart rate reached 180 beats per minute instantly and it didn't go up or down until the final minute where it reached 191 bpm. I don't think I could have squeezed another beat in. About 600m elevation in 19 minutes. The session included running to the base and back from my house which added about 22 km to the day. Entire session: 2 hours 52 minutes. Just another reason Squamish is the outdoor recreation capital of Canada!