Oak Barrel Half Marathon – “Whiskey Hill”
One of the hallmarks of the Oak Barrel Half Marathon in Lynchburg, TN is a 1.5-mile climb known as “Whiskey Hill” that will make you hate your life. Can anyone figure out from my Garmin elevation chart above where that hill might be? 🙂
When I finished the 4th mile, just after the start of Whiskey Hill, my average pace was right at 6:50 per mile. It took me 8:01 to finish the fifth mile and my average pace dropped to 7:04. It took me three more miles before I got control of my breathing and began to make up the time that I lost.
I love this race, but Whiskey Hill is quite a challenge!