so just two days after i did the run around the tetons for the first time i went at it again.. solo.. for speed. non stop watch. self supported. no drops. i started at 6:52am and finished at 1:21pm. total time was 6hrs 29mins. i can certainly run faster. and the snow still in alaska basin made the travel very slow (i fell in up to my waist once too!).
i keep running the stats in my mind. 34 miles with 8,200 feet of gain. and i just can't come to terms with my time of 6hrs 29mins. i've won 50kms with 6-7,000ft of gain in like 4hrs. what makes the tetons so hard and slow? well for one it was the snow and running at elevation for me. but i'm not entirely sure.
now somebody go beat 6hrs 29 mins and make me have another go at it!