Sunday, July 17, 2011
so today i laced up the shoes and headed up Millcreek for a 20 mile out-and-back to prove to myself that i could log 20 miles in the Wasatch and not be completely wasted afterwards...
i headed up Bowman Fork after coming to terms with the fact that i really could not face the Crest trail on a weekend, as there was the likelihood that a fair amount of mountain bikers would be up there (later reports indicated otherwise, but hey...)
i met up with Roch Horton about 2/3 of the way up to Baker Pass, as he was coming down the trail and i was headed up. and i've gotta say, it was such a delight to see him. my legs were feeling a bit heavy and i was feeling as if i could have benefited from a second cup of coffee this morning. meeting up with him definitely lightened my spirits.
got over to Dog Lake, and decided to stack my mileage by running halfway down Little Water and then back up Big Water. it was a busy day on the "Water" trails, with lots of people and dogs, and i was happy to get back on the Deso Trail.
before getting into the car, i plopped in the creek for a few minutes, to cool down my legs. after a couple of hours of rest, i'm walking again :) but my left lateral ankle is tweaking just a little bit, and i'm afraid my peroneal tendon is a bit upset with me right now. i iced it down for a good half-hour, so hopefully he will not stay upset and will be all fun and games again when it comes to my 60 minute run that is on the schedule for tomorrow.
stats for today: 20.5 mi, 5 hr 56 min, 8268 feet vertical.
estimated calories burned: 1853. calories consumed ~ 900.
going to eat some Thai food with a friend... very hungry. all in all, a very good day! and i proved to myself that 20 miles in the Wasatch (at this point in my training) will not kill me.