Wednesday, June 4, 2008
salt lake city is awesome. the options for amazing trail running and riding seem endless. in quick order you can be out of the city up one of the many canyons that run east.
sunday was a beautiful sunny day with temps reaching the mid 80's. i rode my bike to roch horton's house and we drove up parley's canyon to our starting point - mile 53 aid station at lamb's pass on the wasatch 100 course. i couldn't have asked for a better tour guide on this amazingly beautiful and tough terrain. roch, who runs for the patagonia ultrarunning team is running the upcoming big horn 100 miler on june 20. we ran north"ish" past emmigrant pass and up to the mile 39 aid station at big mountain pass, where the mormon's first crossed the mountains into slc.
roch had treated me to his weekly hill session the day before. repeats on mount olympus to the first stream and back.. 3x for a total of about 4,300 feet of climbing. it was awesome! i woke up happy to not be sore the next day, but i had absolutely no spunk in my legs for this wasatch trail run. we made it from lamb's pass to big mountain pass in 2:57 with the majority of the climbing on the way out. totals for the day were about 28 miles in 5:37 with 6,400 feet of gain. so sweet.
shoes: montrail streaks with teko ecopoly socks (zero blisters, they are a thing of the past for me with this shoe/sock combo!)
electrolytes: nuun orange ginger (my new favorite!) and u
fuel: clif shots and clif bloks
sunglasses: rudy project ekynox sx - perfect for coming in and out of the treed areas. the lenses change on their own and i don't even notice.
coming soon.. the video footage! (it's uploading now)