Great run today with most of the soreness from last weekend gone. Met up with the almighty Stephen a little after 6am to get in a few extra miles before meeting up with Ian, Emma, James and Jim at 7am for the rest of the run. Stephen and I went over some more plans for Western States as a light to moderate rain fell. By the time we met up with the others, the rain had stopped.
A lot of fun was had a little after midway into the run when we were flying on a downhill, and we were challenging each other on taking the lead. Ian pulled a nice shenanigan by telling us to turn left when it was really a right turn and he pulled ahead. Figures he'd do that when I was actually in the lead for once. :-)
Trails here are great, very technical and a lot of fun. This seems like a good time to plug a series of races Ian has organized at the park. A six, nine and 12 mile race are on the horizon. Check out this link for more information. No doubt it will be a fun and challenging time for all the runners!
Ran 12.1 miles @ 9:38/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - 142/170
Lower 50s, light to moderate rain ending, overcast.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt.