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Highland Forest 123<br><br>
The Highland Forest 123 is a trail run consisting of 1-3 fairly technical 10 mile loops. My goal was to complete at least 2 loops and see how I felt.<br><br>
Even though the trails were in great shape and the forecast rain held off, yesterday was not my day. After the first lap (1:44 and change) I had to attend to a blister on the inside of my left heel. Not good. I’ve used the same style of shoe for almost 2 years with never a problem. Also the head cold that I’d had for almost 2 weeks was making me a sloppy mess and I just couldn’t get my breathing into a comfortable pattern.<br><br>
While walking a steep up at the beginning of the second loop I knew I wasn’t going to be able to complete 3 without great pain and suffering, and with the beginnings of a blister now forming on the inside of my right heel I made the decision that 2 would be it. I struggled through the second lap a sloppy, snotty, heaving mess.<br><br>
I ambled into the start/finish area and gave the, I’ve had enough sign and called it a day. 20 miles in 3:48 something I think. A blistering pace.<br><br><i>Today is the first time I’ve been able to breathe through my nose in almost 2 weeks. Fcuking Murphy!</i>
 

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That's weird about your shoes!<br><br>
Glad you survived. Those head colds can really slow you down.<br><br>
I'm wowed that you managed to cover twenty miles.
 

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20 miles at any pace is incredible and with feeling like you did I am very impressed. Hope the foot problem clears up as fast as it appeared.
 

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What did i do?? <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br>
not all races are great races. 20 miles ain't shabby and that IS a blistering pace in my books!!!!! Especially on trails!!!! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> Looking forward to hitting the trails with you in a few weeks, even though you will leave me in your dust <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"><br><br><br><img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif">
 

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Not you Silly. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> One of your ancestors. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 
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