The North Face Endurance Challenge DC Course Preview

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Today I did 22 miles on The North Face course.  I started at Algonkian but not at the actual start line…probably a mile in… and ran out 11 miles which got me almost to Great Falls.  I didn’t take my phone out until the way back.  I decided I wanted some music and that I would actually take a few pictures….ahem, a lot of pictures.

Overall the run was absolutely amazing.  I crushed it.  No matter what happens on race day I know it’s about the journey and today’s journey was great!

Here’s the course preview:

When you get up early to run...
When you get up early to run…

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Thanks to the person who cut this up.  Last week I had to go over, under, through these trees!
Thanks to the person who cut this up. Last week I had to go over, under, through these trees!

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And we shall call this bridge, Bendy....
And we shall call this bridge, Bendy….
Does the course cross here?  I didn't feel like being wet...I found a way around.
Does the course cross here? I didn’t feel like being wet…I found a way around.

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Lots of these on the course.
Lots of these on the course.

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I am not a big fan of this part.  I call it the balance beam section.  It's narrow.
I am not a big fan of this part. I call it the balance beam section. It’s narrow.

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Over the golf cart path.

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Nearing the end of the course.

 

 

4 thoughts on “The North Face Endurance Challenge DC Course Preview

    Kim W said:
    March 12, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Love all of the pictures! You totally rocked it today. #EnjoyingTheJourney

    Meagan said:
    March 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I had a pretty rough long run today, and it’s actually kind of nice to sit down and look at your pictures and think about race day. I’m anxious of course, but I’m also thrilled to take on this challenge. Time to put today’s run behind me.

    Debbie @ Deb Runs said:
    March 13, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I ran The North Face EC Marathon in 2010 and loved it! It’s great that you were able to run part of the course this weekend. Can’t wait to cheer you and Meagan on at the race!

    Erica Berraho said:
    March 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the pics. I have had no idea what to expect and this really keeps my motivation up :)

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