Turi after the first climb of the day, and John & Peter disappearing into the distance
lots of scenery shots...more to come
Washoe Lake to our left (with Tahoe on the right)
at hour one
Peter & Turi approaching Marlette Lake after another big climb
Marlette to the right with Tahoe above it...just after half way
Turi, with Marlette & Tahoe behind
Turi looking for his contact???
part of the climb towards Snowy Peak
Marlette & Tahoe now behind us
some random runners we met on the trail
John pulling in around 3 1/2 hours
the after-effects of a 23-24 mile run at 8,000 feet elevation, or maybe he's doing that new "bench" yoga?
Turi & Peter bringin' it home
the ol' lady brought us Gatorade & Stout...quite the combo!
@King's Beach with Hannah
soaking after the run...it was even warm enough that I didn't scream like a little girl
Well, today we completed the last 23 or 24 miles of our Blue Planet Run, running from Mt. Rose to spooner on the Tahoe Rim Trail, and managed to raise a little money for drinkable water in Tanzania in the process. The weather was near perfect, chilly at the start & just starting to get warm at the finish around noon. John Ostezan, the fearless leader of the Battle Born racing team, decided last minute to join us as well. Not counting three long-ish breaks, we were much faster than when Turi & ran this section in 2006, and even counting the breaks (to get all four of us at the same place at the same time), we were a little faster. If any of us can manage to hold (or slightly improve) our pace when you add in 8 miles or so of Flume Trail & the dreaded Red House loop, we'll be in pretty good shape at the TRT 5ok next July. I'm feeling pretty good except for a couple body parts that were already pissed off going in, and we'll have to wait & see how my body heals at the ripe old age of 31!