15.75 mi, 2:23:01, 9:05 avg
Ran on Suncoast trail, starting from the trailhead near SR50 with Joe and Jamie. We dropped off a cooler about 2.5 miles from the start since there are no water stops on the trail. Nice morning, with a chilly low 40's to start but warmed up a little when the sun came up. Joe had 20 miles to do, I was good with 15-16 and Jamie was good with whatever.
We grabbed a drink at the 2.5 mile cooler we left and Joe grabbed his big gatorade that he carried most of the way out. I was feeling sluggish for the first few miles but felt better as the miles went on.
At the top of the 6 mile hill, I did one extra repeat while Jamie waited and Joe was also doing some extra. We continued on almost to 8 miles then turned back. In the 9:00's on the way out and mid 8:00's on way back.
I really enjoy these hills and the variety from the usual flatness is a good change.
Unfortunately, someone stole our cooler. It was not visible except to someone who actually stopped there. Fortunately, since it was cool out, no one was dying of thirst and it was only 2.5 miles back, but still felt bad for Jamie that her cooler had been swiped.
Joe ran some more extra (in addition to his extra back and forth while we were running) to get to 20 miles.