I scrambled to Goose Hollow yesterday after work to barely make it in time for the Red Lizards’ Thursday night “Goose” run, which goes from 19th and Madison through Washington Park and up to Pittock Mansion.

The last time I showed up for this run was more than a year ago. (So much for what I said then: “I’m going to start keeping my Thursday evenings free for The Goose“!) Stronger now, and very familiar with the hills in that area, I was able to keep to a run or jog the whole way… but it was still a challenge. An “oh god is it over yet can I stop to breathe yet?” kind of challenge. Downhill, of course, was more fun. I’ll just give my average pace for the seven miles: 9:45.


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