Running has been a casual and relaxed affair in the last several weeks characterized by lingering musculotendinous tweaks but little reason to devote much concern or worry without any big events on the immediate horizon. I've lazed about and read some books. I bought a bottle of good whisky. I may just learn the banjo. From a running standpoint the highlight of course has been pacing The Matt Hart over the last 25 miles of the Bear 100 last weekend to an impressive 3rd place finish in 19:29 through the still woods of the Bear River range. This was the capstone to an inspirational triumvirate of pacing duties for yours truly this past summer: Erik in the Millwood 100, then Jared at Hardrock, then Matt at the Bear- all heroes of mine in the world of endurance suffer-fests.
|Chris, Peter, Matt, aspen.|
|Chris and Peter on Gobblers Knob|
|Matt, Me, Chris up from Porter Fork.|
|The view from my runs since I've started work.|
|at Beaver Mountain crewing for Matt|
|Headed up Lookout Peak.|