Sunday, July 5, 2009

TRT Training 2

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.


SnowLeopard said...

NICE pictures! And that 10 miles- on my trail? I'd better do some training this week~ :)

Awesome job on your run today- glad you felt so strong throughout!

Gretchen said...

Looks awesome! I'm a little sorry I missed this one, but I'm not sure my sore ankle wanted to run that far, really. I ended up doing 16 up on the summit, and it felt shockingly easy. I think I started my taper too early! ;)

kirsten said...

I haven't been keeping up so much with this particular blog; I'm more regular with the other. Man, you're on a mission, aren't you. How in the heck do you manage to do everything you do and be a lean, mean, running machine on top of it all? Are you cutting out kitchen time? I hope Mich appreciates the ice bath and bandaged Turi sexiness.

Turi Becker said...

Oh, I couldn't cut out kitchen time. Saturday, I made coffee cake for breakfast, a shallot and prosciutto tart for lunch, and a marbled bundt cake for after the 4th of July BBQ...

Nitmos said...

My wife always refers to me as "tapered" but it has nothing to do with running.