Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tahoe Training Weekend

Three days to go until I line up at the Bryce Canyon 100 mile.  Threw out my back this morning as I tried to tie my shoes for one last early morning Rancho San Antonio run.  Really praying that I'm good to go by Friday, lol.  This last weekend I had a blast with running friends up in Tahoe to (hopefully) get some last minute altitude acclimatization.  If such a thing can happen...

Views as I climb Tunnel Creek Rd.

This place is like a giant adult playground!

The Tahoe Zephyr Cove Quicksilver crew.

Stuart, cruising.

Starting to lose steam.  It looked as if storms were gathering and peeps had about 5 miles left to do - including descending the infamous diamond peak.

Sandra decided to come back down Tunnel Creek with me.  Pretty much can't beat the views!

Happy to use someone else's entry for the organized TRT training run!

Meadow on the way up to lake Marlette.

Impressive aid station setup for a training run.

Nearing Snow Valley Summit.

There are some nice patches of snow on the course right now.  I had some fun doing some sliding.

Video of my try at sliding:

Video at the top:

The descent from snow valley.  I had been here once before when pacing BJB in the middle of the night of the TRT 100 back in 2012.  I had no idea how awesome the views were!

Jumping into Tahoe post run.  The best shower - ice bath combo.  Our abode had a walkway that led straight to the beach.  That was nice.

King of California showing me how it's done:

1 comment:

  1. Praying for your back!!
    I'm glad you were able to go this past weekend! Looks like some great runs were had with good friends, plus that amazing scenery! Tahoe is always beautiful.