It was a great event and I was really happy with my performance. Notably, I hit faster and faster splits in the last five miles: 8:19 (mile 9), 8:02 (mile 10), 7:44 (mile 11), 7:51 (mile 12), and 7:23 (mile 13).
Yesterday: First day of skiing for the year! Did a full day at Timberline with Ned, Leah’s dad. He’s a ski patroller, and it was a fun day tagging along to see what that’s like. 21k feet of vertical over 17 runs.
Today: Hiked Dog Mountain with Spittle. Gorge-ous day in the Gorge, but bitterly cold. Saw a few other brave souls.
Ran up Timberline road tonight because I skied down to Mazama lodge and left my car in the climber’s parking lot. Government Camp is at about 4,000 feet. Timberline Lodge is at 6,000. The road is a snaky, sometimes steep 5 or so miles. I did it in just over 50 minutes… had to take one walk break.
It’s 28 degrees out and I’m frozen solid. The wind is most brutal when all you’re wearing is long johns.