Stretching My Legs

Heather

Hello? Does anyone still run at this blog site?

Well, yes and no.

Let me get everyone up it speed since my last post. I ran very little, although I did do a 25km race that I may or may not get around to writing a report for.

I was kind of busy getting stuff done for mine and Dan’s adventure. So now that we are on said adventure have we been running? Yes and no.

We didn’t at first but have finally gotten into the swing of things and been able to get some runs under our belts. Mostly short(ish) (around 10km) but we did attempt a 20 km that ended up being cut at 14 km because we couldn’t breath – we were at 10, 000 ft. above sea level. That’s really high for people who usually run at 130 ft above sea level, but this is what happens when you are in the mountains.

We’ve been doing an incredible amount of hiking though and sometimes we run a bit during those, our weekly mileage is around 70km, so lots of time on our feet. I don’t know how well that will translate to our ultra running but at least we are moving.

Anyway I wanted to share a particularly fun run that we did in Grand Teton National Park on the Two Oceans Lake trail. We chose to go from the South side around to the North, it was 10km with 400 ft of gain, so blessedly flat.

Below are some picks, oh yeah we were 7300 ft above sea level here, so it was still slow but hopefully we will start to acclimate.

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The Lake and the Tetons

The Lake and the Tetons

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Love the wild flowers

Love the wild flowers

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Beautiful trail

Beautiful trail

 

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