260 Mile Canada to Connecticut Run - Day 5
Updated: Jun 23
Day 5 is complete and we‘re feeling the miles now. There weren’t many extreme highs or lows today, but instead a steady state of difficulty for myself at least. In the first 10 miles we had some amazing views though of a crystal clear lake!
Directly after this picture we began a 3 mile climb which was difficult, but not as hard as the descent. The climb felt endless, but when we got to the top we ran the downhill hard and I felt every step in my quads and hips. It was brutal, but when we got to the bottom we came across a cool little town with the oldest operating post office in America!
Following this, I began feeling a shooting pain in my right hamstring. We attempted to run, but every now and then my leg would give out which was scary. We had 15 miles to go at this point so I had to put it out of my mind. It continued for the rest of the day, but definitely toned down as we neared the finish at 35 miles.
Today we entered Massachusetts 22 miles into the run and it was awesome. We felt a huge sense of accomplishment. There is still many miles that need to be grinded out, but we had run the whole New Hampshire Line from the Canadian Border. Just over a year and a half ago, I couldn’t even make it one time around a track and now we were 180 miles into a 260 mile run and had just run the whole state of NH. That’s pretty surreal. Here‘s us at the Massachusetts sign!
Following this picture, we had another 14 miles to go. Right after, we took a quick break because my leg gave out again, but the Crew Chief got me back in shape and ready to run. The last 14 weren‘t anything to write home about. It was in the 80s temp wise so that was difficult to deal with, but we just stopped every couple miles to refill our water bottles. With a 10k left I hit a bit of a wall, but at that point I knew we were close so that allowed me to regroup and keep moving forward. Today we finished in Millers Falls, MA and this photo was taken with a mile and a half to go.
We also got the Crew Chief in for a selfie. This was his first picture appearance of the week!
Here’s our final stats from today!
We are doing this run to benefit Foodshare. With two days left in the run, we have almost raised $12,000 to fight food insecurity in these difficult times! Please help us reach this monumental number by visiting www.foodshare.org/canadatoconnecticutrun
Thank you for the support! Don’t miss the recap tomorrow night after another hard day of running!