Monday, July 23, 2007

A busy weekend cause me to get way behind on my blogging.

Saturday

21 miles, 13:00 pace

Saturday I woke up at 3:30 for the 3 hour drive to Mohican to meet Rob for a 21 mile jaunt of the Blue and Orange loops. As we started off on the blue loop, I went straight as Rob started taking the trail up the hill to the left (Red loop). We quickly discovered Rob is color blind. Later on while running the Orange loop and letting Rob lead the way through all the turns, I realized what and Idiot I was. I was planning on coming up here alone this weekend to do this run. I would have had no idea where I was going! Boy, was I lucky rob came along! I learned all kinds of expletive variations as Rob tripped on every root or rock the trail had to offer.
I was fun being able to relive the race while on the trail. I ran through the trails of the 8 mile stretch that screwed me for the last 25 miles. I ran through the trails of the 5 mile stretch when I found out I was screwed for the last 25 miles. I think they did some trail work on the 5 mile trail from Grist Mill to the Covered Bridge. During the race there were 2 or 3 mountains to climb with 10 foot tall rock faces to scale. Those have now been removed...
This was the 4th weekend in a row Rob and I have done long runs together. We were both feeling tired from the hard month of training we have put in for Burning River. It is time for us to taper and give this race all we've got!

2 comments:

Rob "Buckeye" Powell said...

You got a greate BR race ahead!

tony said...

I'm really pulling for both you and Rob to "extinguish" the Burning River 100!! You've both trained hard and will reap the benefits!

I'm riding the bus up to the start. What are your's and Rob's plans for Friday night and Sat morning pre-race? I could imagine you and Rob would be a good calming influence and some good advice to Mike and I as we try to join you in 100 mile finishers!
I'M SOOOO PUMPED FOR THIS RACE!!!