I'm talking about the new trails we stitched together with some old and somewhat overgrown trails to lay down a great morning of running from the front of Bear out and around Eldorado Canyon.
We maintained a steady pace throughout our 3 hrs 45 mins on the trails, jabbering along the entire way (he's calling it 25 miles, I'm calling it 26, only because that's about what the pace felt like). T-Dub forgot all his food he had for us in his truck, and I only had three gels, so it was a bit of an experiment in a little bonking for a couple of minutes for Tim. It was the only time I could keep up with the guy!
Overall, an excellent time. The weather was/is perfect with solid blue sky and no wind; we made the best of it for sure. This is my last longer run before the Miwok 10ok on May 1. I'm feeling pretty good at this point and looking forward to running well there. Tim suggested I use the body builder tapering method of no carbs and no water for two weeks before the event. He says it'll make me look ripped down and great at the start. I think he was joking but I'll consider it since looking fast is pretty important.