Yesterday Topaz and I ran 15 miles..I figured we might as build on that long run, my longest since Ed Fitz. Today I woke up early, we hit the trail before dawn for 20 miles. Topaz stirred up the snoozing deer and had a blast herding them back to me. I couldn't see that well, as it was still very dark, but made enough noise to make them turn away from me.
I became tired at about 15 miles..Topaz was still full of energy, bounding after grouse and trumpeter swans. I was taking some walk breaks, he was not.
20 miles took us 3:40; enough time for the frost to melt, for the temperature to increase from 14F to 34F and enough time to tire me out!
I came in and prepared Thankgsgiving Meal Number 1, as family flew in from CA on Friday. Topaz chose to go outside and run after the boys playing paint ball for 5 more hours.
I had planned to attend JFK 50 mile this weekend, then chose Ultracentric. When family decided to fly into town, I decided not to race and Steve gave up a weekend of deer hunting.
Maybe next year.