Leadville 100 Photos and Post-TransRockies Run Update

While I still need to fill you in on 2008 GORE-TEX TransRockies Run Stages 5 and 6 as well as add photos to my reports on Stages 3 and 4, I figured I’d share some photos I took while I paced at the Leadville 100 on August 16. Check out my 2008 Leadville 100 Picasa album for my favorite pictures.

Near the top of the long climb up to Hope Pass

In TRR-related news, I went for a flat, 5 mile road run yesterday. I was slow and my lower legs were quite sore, but I loved it nonetheless. For one thing, there was plenty of air to breathe. I was also able to run the entire thing – I’ll enjoy running on flat ground for at least another couple days before I realize that I’d much rather be running in the mountains. Oh yeah, and I love running!

An alpine lake from the north side of Hope Pass

With trail runner summer camp barely over, I’m already thinking of future events. For starters, I’ve decided that I’ll run the 100 mile option at the Iroquois Trails Ultras on September 20-21 rather than the 50 mile option I’d been leaning towards for a couple months. Look for a preview of the Iroquois Trails Ultras in the next week here at iRunFar. As for next year, I’ll almost certainly be running another stage race. I’d love to be at TransRockies run again in 2009, but I’ll also be considering the TransAlpine Run in Europe, as well as the blast and they seem to align well with my strengths.

Sunset near Twin Lakes, CO

There are 6 comments

  1. Grae Van Hooser

    trailgoat,Good choice with switching from the JV race to the Graduate level at ITU. Why waste all that good running at TR on a 50 miler? Have a good race. – Grae

  2. Trail Goat

    Thanks, Grae. I'll give it what I got. I've certainly had better long term training periods going into my other 100s, but I've never had a better individual training week than last week and it was at the ideal three weeks before the race. I've got some short term linger issues that I'll take care of this week and then it's taper time.

  3. Trail Goat

    Thanks, Weasel. Glad you liked my TRR updates. I was worried that no one was reading them. I've earned a couple days off, but no break yet. The break comes in about a month and a half… then I start training for next year.

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