As my half-assed preparation for the TRT 50K this year, I needed a decent sized trail run this weekend. My favorite section of the TRT seemed like the obvious choice, and things worked out well so the rest of my family could meet me at Spooner and shuttle me back to my car. As a last minute addition, I happened to get in touch with Adam Bradley, who was looking for a similar distance to do. I ended up taking a bunch of pics of him in in his new Hammer Nutrition shirt - they're a sponsor of his backpacking and had just sent it. Here's a few of them -
It was a perfect day out - nice cool breeze up at the top, as clear as you could ask for. We met my wife and kids at Spooner Lake and had a little picnic, then shuttled back home.
Unfortunately, I got a little banged up out there. You know the little trick where you kick up a rock or stick with one foot, then trap it between your feet on the next step? Yep, did that with a solid stick somewhere around mile 12 of 24. Didn't think much about it until almost mile 20, which is when it started hurting. I was limping pretty good by the time we got to Spooner. Two days later, and it still feels wrong - icing helps, but compressing it makes it hurt more. May be heading to the doctor this week.