Monday - rest day
Tuesday - Trying to run during the hottest part of the day this week. Today, 5 k w/ Lucy ~90 degrees.
Wednesday - 6 mile run.
Thursday - 5 k run. Finished listening to The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Friday - Rest day, drove up to South Lake Tahoe after work, figured I might as well get in ~2.5 days worth of altitude training.
Saturday - Ran 8 miles in the mountains, south of Freel Peak. Average elevation was ~8,750 ft. I enjoyed a really great day on the trails with Lucy. We successfully lodged my truck into some snow that covered the dirt access road we were out on. Lucky for us, after ~30 minutes of digging by hand, we came across some hikers who had a small shovel. After another 30 minutes or so, we were free! I backed a couple hundred yards back down the trail, parked, and Lucy and I got on with our run. Plenty of trail, off-trail, snowy, post-holing, creek-crossing fun was had!
Sunday - Ran an easy 5k on the Pacific Crest Trail, starting near Echo Summit, towards Carson Pass. Averaged maybe 7,400 ft.
Weekly Totals: 23.1 miles; 2,577 ft.
|Who would've thought my truck wouldn't make it through... :||
|As usual, Lucy is most comfortable running with a large branch.|
|Thunderstorms on the prowl (I had extra layers in my pack).|
|OUCH, post-holed into some branches.|
|Lucy had trouble staying afloat at times too.|
|I was in right behind her, after the snow-bank collapsed when I tried to jump across.|
|Freel Peak and Job's Sister in the background.|
|Heading back out towards Luther Pass (HWY 89).|
|Lucy (bottom right), charging the stream on the PCT.|