The day before I left, Michael Kanning summarized my run as "Heading out for a jog at the Auburn Trail 50K to train for his TRT165 this August" and that is exactly what I did while Michael was running the San Diego 100-Miler. Note: I will post my complete TRT165 itinerary very soon.
Sean "K2" Lang--Ready to Go
During the second loop, it really started heating up. I caught golden-glove boxer Ray Sanchez (training for the Badwater 135) with 9 miles to go, but he pulled away from me again on the second K2 ascent and hung on to his lead until the finish.
Running on the Olmstead loop brought back lots of memories from last year' 12 Hours at Cool Night Run and I must say, I'd rather run this loop at night than in the 90-degree heat.
Robert and Linda had cooked another excellent post-race meal, but I could not stay too long, because I had to rush back to see Sean and Rocky in concert (cello and piano respectively) at a 3 p.m. concert. I made it back just in time and what a great concert it was! Sean played a solo piece and a piece with a trio, and Rocky played one of his own compositions for the first time along with two other pieces.Many thanks to Robert and Linda Mathis for the excellent race, to Norm and Helen for running the half-way aid station and to all the other volunteers.
Next up: The Tahoe Relay, a fun run around my favorite lake with the Sean, Rocky, Hayes, Chris, Turi, and Amber a.k.a "Lubbers and the Melodious Colons."