(Dragon's Tooth, 2004)For many people, it's a day-hike just to get to one of these three natural wonders. We cannot afford that luxury, but most of us do take our time and enjoy the trail along the way. One year I remember Matt Kirk was among the lead runners until he got to Dragon's Tooth and decided to sunbathe for a while and wait for his dad. That's how a run like this is supposed to be run.
There are races that we race to win, to complete as fast as possible. Not the Catawba Run Around. Like a fine whiskey, this beauty needs to be sipped, not chugged.
Run hard out there -- except when the scenery demands that you slow down, or when there is whiskey involved.