Downtime from running means more time for other pursuits. I had a nice trip with Britt recently, snowshoeing on the PCT around Maiden Peak. Even with low snow, our pace was a bit too easy to make it to the summit; we hoofed it to the Shelter.
|Barely any snow...two weeks ago!|
|Lower Rosary Lake|
|Looking back south from above the Three Rosaries, with views of Odell and Crescent Lakes|
Even this consevative 'shoe was really tiring; proof that I need to rest up.
|On Middle Rosary Lake|
|Sundown behind Pulpit Rock and Middle Rosary Lake|
With Bandera still in the rearview, it's hard not to think about WS. In one respect, the logistical preparation seems much easier and low-stress: rather than this "big deal", it feels more like I'm getting ready for a party.
Physically, thinking about the WS prep is tough when you're still fatigued. Back in February of '11, I remember standing in LB's driveway post-Hunt, listening to him, lc and Dan-O talk about the difficultly of training for a hundred miles. Again. But then I remember him in May, when he was positively a machine...and having fun!
Soon enough, we'll all be in that mode again. And, just like the first few miles of a long run, after those first few weeks of big mileage and long runs, we'll be rolling again.
|Post-Run Beer at Goodman Ck TH - March 2011: "What's this? Beer?? Well, I guess I'll try it..."|