My dear friend Sarah was a sweetheart and accompanied me on my 30 mile run on Saturday. I have to say, she's been a life saver. She's put in a LOT of miles with me. And as I've told her before, I couldn't have reached this point in my training alone. I owe her big time. She's also pacing me at Heartland. I'm not sure how I'll ever pay her back!
Well here are a few shots from our run. We started at 5:30 on the levee. This shot was about 5 miles in, after we had turned off on Alexander Rd. Beautiful sunrise!
After we ran 12 on the levee and road, we did a couple 9 mi loops on the river trails. I love this section of the trail. The skinny trees remind me of the aspens in Colorado. I had some knee pain for this first loop, but it ended up clearing up for the last loop. I guess you know you're an ultra runner if it takes you 20 miles to warm up. Hahaha.
A whiskey bottle. I call this section of the trail, the Whiskey Mile. I normally pick up trash on the trail, but this is more like a landmark to me than trash, so I left it. Plus, I didn't have anywhere to hold a whiskey bottle.
Twisted Metal Graveyard. We're not really sure what's up with this section of the trail. I like to imagine that some tornado came through 40 years ago and left all this here but I really have no ideas. I think they're old car frames.
Finally done! I'm not a big fan of this shot. The light is showing off my wrinkles! I had to include it anyway. We finished. And then we got Chipotle. Awesome day.
Chillin' out with Tuk and Roxy, literally. Icing my knees