Athlete: Russell Brown
Prescribed: Four hour run
Result: 19.58 miles w/4,530 ft. of climbing in four hours. ‘
US 50 mile champs is approaching, therefore a lot of our training is getting more specific. Russell was “lucky” enough to climb to the point to where he was running through snow. On his second loop up Rattlesnake mountain the skies opened up some freezing rain for Russell. A good run to look back at in a few months, when he toes the line against some of the countries best trail runners. Russell said physically he felt great – but the weather conditions and simply being on his feet for a good while was a bit of a mental challenge.
A nice reminder on how important it is to callous the mind, as well as the body.