Sunday, October 26, 2008

Blue Planet Run, Tahoe Rim Trail style

As with any of the pictures on this blog, just click for full size... Hannah was kind enough to drive us to the start of our 23+ mile trail run. From the left, that's Peter, John, yours truly, and Turi right before the start.
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???
John haulin' aspen about 16 miles in
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
...and after
the ol' lady brought us Gatorade & Stout...quite the combo!
@King's Beach with Hannah
soaking after the 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!


Turi said...

Looking for contact... More trying not to throw up after catching myself from falling and overextending my whole body. Great day, though - couldn't have asked for better weather.

SnowLeopard said...

WOW Chris! That was quite the line up there! Did you get any running in around the photo shoots? J/K. :) It was a perfect day for a long run, and congrats to you for raising $$$ for water! Maybe next year I'll be able to keep up with you guys. Ha ha! Yeah right.

Peter Lubbers said...

It was great to be out there with you, Turi, and John. What a nice day for a TRT run. Nice pictures--I'll have to steal some for my blog post, since I forgot the battery for my camera.
Many thank to Abby for driving us to the start etc.