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jet lag 13 miler

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Jet lagged? Check.
Haven't ran in 3 weeks? Check.
Only back in the coutnry 36 hours? Check.
Going on ~4 hours of sleep? Check.
Want to run 13 miles? Sure, why not?

I had just got back from Europe and was in a let lag haze, but I really wanted to run. Luckily Susan came up with a route, and drove us to the trail head, all I had to do was run. Despite feeling completely out of it and having no idea what time zone I was in, the run felt absolutely amazing. It wasn't a cure for my jet lag but it sure helped me mentally.

Springville trailhead to Ridge: .33mi
Ridge to Leif (8.47): .75mi (1.08 total)
Leif (8.47) to Koenig (L4.57): 3.9mi (4.98 total)
Koenig to WW (14.23): .15mi (5.13 total)
WW (14.23) to Trillium (WW 18.57): 4.34mi
WW (18.57) to Hardesty (WW 21.67): 3.1mi (12.57 total)
Hardesty to FL7: .21mi (12.78 total)
FL7 to car: .13mi (12.91 total)



Two eights

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With Ann away in Europe, currently on an eight-day hike in the Alps, I went with an "eight" theme and ran one loop with Jay, and another on my own.



Start at Springville Trailhead

Firelane 7 (Oil Line) to WW (mm 19.45): .95 miles
WW to Satlzman (mm 16.01): 3.44mi
Saltzman to Leif (mm 6.2): .5mi
Leif to Hardesty (mm 9.0): 2.8mi
Hardesty to FL 7: .56mi
FL7 to Springville TH: .08mi

8.33 miles total


Round 2
WW (at Hardesty, mm 21.67) to Canon (mm 24.63): 2.96
Canon to Leif (mm 11.17): .32mi
Leif to Ridge (mm 8.47): 2.7mi
Ridge to WW (mm 20.99): .35mi
WW to Oil Line (mm 19.45): 1.54mi
Oil Line to Springville TH: .95mi

8.82 miles total

PCT Bunker to Bonneville 50k

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Let me start by saying that we really wanted to run the McKenzie River 50k, which was this past weekend (Sept 8). I stayed up til 12:01am the day of registration opening just to make sure that Ann and I got in. But entry was still a lottery, and neither one of us made it. We buried our disappointment (after many bitter comments) and moved on-- we planned to either do our own 50k again, or find a nearby race right around the same time.

After a bit of deliberation, we found the perfect race. Only one week before the McKenzie on a lovely trail (the Pacific Crest Trail or PCT), a nearby start in the Columbia Gorge, a small number of runners (150), and put on by a rad-sounding running club (go Columbia Gorge Running Club!): the B2B 50k.

We registered and were content. Fast forward to three weeks before our race. I got an email from the McKenzie 50k stating that I got in. What the what?! Sure enough, Ann got one, too. I wish they had told us there was a wait list, although I wonder if that …

Friday 15 miler

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Dana and I were both headed to Seattle for the weekend, so we met super early Friday at the Thurman Leif Erikson trailhead to get our long run in. Dana was actually the first car at the trailhead. Jay who was also headed to Seattle joined us for the first 3.5 miles.

I seriously love running in Forest Park early in the morning when no one is there, when you can just lose yourself in the park. I wish my scheduled allowed for it more, but I will take it when I can.

Friday 15
leif - cleator (mm 0 - 5.36) : 5.36
cleator - ww : .24
ww - aspen (mm 15.5 - 6.33) : 9.17
aspen to aspen road : .23
aspen road to car : .5 (cool down?)

total 15.5