653', 24 minutes
An easy run with a loaded pack, just past sunset. Still testing out stuff, and just trying to keep the legs moving until race day. Not much time to run.
Wednesday, 9/24--Up MOZ, down Fire Road
671', 23 minutes
Same route as Monday, without a pack, in warm weather. I was only slightly faster with the same level of effort, which means a pack it is for this race.
Friday/Saturday--The Bear 100, 15th place
Still processing this race. It was in the 80s without shade for a good stretch, and after running for a few hours in that I started to fall apart, and never quite got back. This was a rough day, highlighted by slipping around in mud towards the end of the run, but I'm glad to have held it together enough to still finish in under a day.
Race report to come.
This week was pretty much just The Bear 100. Such a good race, just a tough year with the weather. I learned a lot (pack extra batteries for headlamps!), but was in okay enough shape throughout the run to still enjoy it. Still in a phase of intermittent napping.
Most pictures are from last week
I spotted a kitten near The Bear 100 pre-race meeting. This was not a sign of things to come.
Setting up Mountain West
Shadow interplay in Crooked Canyon
Mountain West getting started down below