Bubble in the desert

A blog I started whilst on a GE "Bubble" assignment in Nevada. I'm back in Cambridge (UK) now but still miss the desert and my friends out there.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Tahoe Rim Trail Section Hike / Run - Day 4 - Brockway Summit to Tahoe City - 20 miles/37,158 pedometer steps/5h 30

Officially this is 19 miles but we did the extra sections between the trail heads too, just to make sure we didn't skip any distance.

Today was quite a lot warmer, up to about 10 degrees C in the afternoon. The whole day was much easier than yesterday. I'm not sure why really but I think it was mainly because much of the trail was flat and runnable. We ran about 80% of the whole thing today ans really moved much faster. The whole thing took just over 5 hours I think. The run might have been easier also beause it was lower than yesterday by 2,000ft in general, the temperature was warmer and the previous day had been pretty tough - oh, and perhaps the neuphen for breakfast helped too.

We gave up on sandwiches and today had cliff bars at 7 and 14 miles, and of course, some Jelly Belly Beans.

We set one GPS, a forerunner, to run a virtual runner at 3 miles an hour and we tried to stay ahead of this runnner all day - we finished about an hour ahead even with breaks. Much faster than yesterday.

Here are a few pics, even including mt typical day's end feet and the skin cream, Amy got me ages ago, which worked really well on chaffing points...


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