[caption id="attachment_268" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="View tonight of the snow covered Longs Peak (the huge mass of rock in the middle of the photo horizon)"][/caption]
I'd like to start by congratulating my friend, Sam, who just ran the North Face 100k in Australia, arguably the most difficult 100k in the world. He grinded it out for the last few hours to come into the finish at 19:29, earning the coveted sub 20 hour belt buckle. I promised him I'd run it with him next year if he buckled this year. Throw another Timmy on the barbie!
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I was in sort of a regrouping/hibernating mode this week, facilitated by the crummy weather and my sour mood from Miwok. I got out yesterday for 10 miles and 11 miles this morning. Then out again for a run up Green Mtn with Jeff V tonight. I brought Pippit along even though his longest run is maybe a half mile in the last six months. He did great, staying right on my heels the entire time. He is thoroughly wasted and under the bed now.
[caption id="attachment_270" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="My best little buddy up on Green (8,300 ft)"][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_273" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Pippit taking in the view west of Green"][/caption]
The plan is to refocus on the next race in July by getting in some solid mileage through the end of June and figure out which other events I'd like to run.
By the way, does anyone know why the May UltraRunning mag is, as of today (the 17th of May), still undelivered???