Monday, July 5, 2010

TRT Fave Run - Tahoe Meadows to Spooner

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.

4 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

GREAT photos! I would love to do that stretch some day- don't know when I'll be up for 23 miles though... Maybe later this summer~ :) Nice job on the run, and really really sorry about your foot!

Adam Bradley said...

Thanks for the awesome run Turi! Hope that foot comes along good before the race. Pulling for you man! I wish your wife could support every run (picnic killed it). Your kids are such good kids too! And the pics turned out real nice and appreciate the link as well. Whens the next Turi adventure?

Michael Shane Helton said...

Turi,

I was looking at the TRT50k results and didn't see a finish time for you...everything OK?

Turi said...

Dropped after Red House - same foot issue. Working on a blog post. Thanks for the concern...