Wednesday, July 16, 2008

White River Training Version 1.5

This past weekend instead of serving ourselves up as Cougar or Bear bait on the snowed in Plain course, we went down to Greenwater and ran the white river course 1.5 times.

I started out with dead legs Saturday morning and got slower from there. We took a wrong turn and started heading up "toward" ranger creek one trail too early. After 1 1/2 miles and about 550 feet of climbing the trail ended and we turned around and headed for the right trail. I guess we should have brought that map.

We ran into some snow and Shawn and I practiced our hockey moves on each other.

It was such a beautiful day I had to stop and snap off a few pictures.

After a big lunch we saw a plane landing. I was too slow to get the shot before the wheels touched down so it looks like the plain is just sitting there.

This stream really came at a good time. I was so over heated I thought I was going to loose my lunch!

About a mile maybe a little more before the top, I finally started to feel better. The view was worth the hike.

After 12 hours of good on my feet time and a 20 minute soak I was ready for bed. Opps better eat something first. I could barely keep my eyes open long enough to eat.

Day 2
I felt much better on the second day. I finished the first half of the course over an hour faster. Actually 30 minutes of that was the detour we took.

It was nice to see all the familar friendly faces on Sunday. I think there were about 35 runners out on the trail. And those Bean and Rice Wraps were mighty tasty.


robtherunner said...

I think you finished over an hour faster than us as well.

Backofpack said...

That's a whole lotta running! It was a beautiful (and warm) weekend to be out on the trails. I was wandering around Seattle instead, but that was fun too!

Journey to a Centum said...

You must have looked like hell on Saturday cause you weren't exactly poster boy material on Sunday when we ran into you up on Corral Pass.

Awesome running Arthur! The White River cold soak is the ticket to recovery.

Thanks for your post and great pictures!

Michael said...

Great pictures Arthur.