I beat the RRR. The Ridge Road Route.
3.6 miles of up and down. Long slopes of agony. 90% humidity. 80 degrees.
44:10 - 12:14/mile.
I'm not bragging. 12:14//mile is not brag-worthy. It, though, is a benchmark.
My legs are tired, sore, and stiff.
Pain, as they say, is weakness leaving the body.
Still aches. Pithy quotes don't change squat.