This is gonna have to be a shortish post, 'cause I'm tired.
Second of the two "official," supported TRT training runs today. This one was planned as a 26 mile run, but I did an extra loop that made it 50K, or 32. Actually, my watch read at 33 something, but stopped about ten minutes before I finished, so it actually should've measured 34 something. Here's the gap:
Anyway, drove up, got started running about 8. Took it easy up the first hills, was rewarded with views like this:
Had a great run up to the Hobart aid station, continued on to Tunnel Creek. Took off down the Red House loop with another guy (John from Marin.) Got a little confused down there ( I didn't remember one big hill) but were straightened out by another runner. Back up that crazy hill to Tunnel Creek, on to Hobart, and back to Spooner. More views:
I started noticing wildflowers, for some reason. Now, my 4 year old daughter is MAD for flowers, so I decided to take some pictures of them for her. They're over at Flickr, if anyone's interested.
Had a hot dog and soda at the end (thanks, race director David Cotter) and headed home. Had to stop for some caffeine on the way. Also ice - did a ten minute ice bath when I got back home. Since I haven't been able to find any compression socks for recovery, I did a homemade version - ace bandages wrapping my calves. It's super sexy. No picture, you'll just have to take my word for it.
So - ten or so mile trail run next weekend, and I'll consider myself tapered. Ready for the race.