Sunday, November 20, 2016

Till We Meet In Hell 2016

Yet another fun Trail Monster event at Thorncrag! This year it was rainy, misty and damp, but there were a lot of good miles and smiles to be had! I somehow managed to run the majority of the 1 1/2 hours alone, despite the fact that the loop was only 1.5 miles. I started off for a few tenths with John, Tyler and Anna and then pulled ahead, staying in my own little bubble until somewhere around mile 7, when I ended up running for a lap and a half with Chad. Of course, along the way, there were short little stretches of out and backs where we could all cheer for each other and shout hello and give high fives, which is always fun.

While I was running, Ryan and Sam hiked a lap, taking photos and enjoying walking in the rain. I passed them once out on the loop and then caught up with them again at the statue, where we did a family pose for good measure ;)

Ultrarunning, oh the horror!

Wispy light and smiling family (even if you can't see it!)

I ended up with 5 laps plus an extra 0.5 miles, Chad telling me we were going to push to see how far we could get in the last 6 minutes. Then we ran back up to the start, and seeing as I was soaking wet, I figured I'd be happier if I just ran down versus walking and getting cold. In the end, I managed 9.1 miles and just barely eked out a 50 mile week. Definitely happy with that, and extra happy that the legs felt good after yesterday's 20.

As always, fun to run some miles at Thorncrag with and around friends. After a quick change, we headed off to Guthrie's for our end of the year get-together and a few hours of laughter, chatting, acknowledgements of adventures had, and a few drinks too. A great way to spend a rainy Sunday for sure!


Anonymous said...

Enjoy your soon to be taper, D! Nice seeing you here and there yesterday!


Cheryl said...

Love your 3 person statue!! xx mom