Originally Posted by samblackbones
I heard that Austin is pretty slow, or that it used to be but maybe they changed it to make it faster.
I know that it's hilly as hell. I ran a 10K in the city back in '02 or so and the only flat spots to be found were along the river. It was oddly disheartening to climb one hill and then turn to find the hill continuing, over and over and over again. The only respite came once we reached the capital building, and then it was a straight shot downhill to the end (about a mile or so) but by then I was so battered (physically and mentally) that I couldn't change gears.
So I was walking normally again yesterday and thought it a great idea to get out for a few miles this morning. HA! Holy cow. My hip flared up immediately, but I kept at it since the pain didn't get any worse, and I wrapped up 2.7 miles in a leisurely 22:27