Not much running going on lately- 5 or 6 runs since the Bear. The energy is great now- but I'm still very cautious of any lingering issues. Every run has been a fast tempo effort of 8 to 14 miles and a PR with each one. The pace of these runs indicates my peak is still on. Lots of hunting and wood cutting, splitting and stacking. Very committed clean eating lately.
Javelina is next Saturday. I will certainly have my hands full there. I have always wanted to run a faster hundo than the mountainous ones I usually do. Something different. There was a time when my snobbish purism would not allow me to consider doing a loop course. I guess I fell deeper in love with running and want to experience all of its nuances. The course makes six 15.3 mile loops, then a 9 mile loop for 101 miles total. The terrain is desert washes and sandy rollers. 5000 feet gain and 5000 loss. It has been cold here in McCall, so the heat will be an issue. I enjoy this type of running when I visit the desert in the winter- so it should be fun. Hopefully I can recover quickly and get back to my mountains. I still have a few projects I'd like to play on before the snows come in earnest.
|Duck Lake, IMTUF100|
|A fine day with my wife.|
|B hunts the alpine|
|Big, fresh wolf trax.|
|Peace. Rhodes kids atop Thunderbird Peak.|