Had a wonderful weekend. Met Lewis who was up in Portland for the day. Ran with him for an hour and a half before meeting up with Kyly and Rick. I know we were going pretty slow for Lewis but it was good to talk. He is pacing Craig from Foresthill to the river before my brother takes over. He is going to have a blast.
Sunday ran with Kyly on Hamilton Mountain. This is the first time I have been in the Gorge. Now I see why everybody goes here. What a great place! Took tons of pictures. Now I just have to figure out how to post some here.
Just 11 days until States. Just running every other day right now and only running once this weekend. Looking forward to the event. I have prepared the best I could. 10 weeks of 100+ miles with three of 90+ and three of 70+ mixed in between. Had some great races along the way with PR's in two and not tapering for a single one. Ran them hard but never taking a day off before or after the race.
It was good to see Olga and Gail on the trail Saturday also. You can tell that we were pretty excited about States. We talked about the big guns and who is injured and who is going to be in the mix. Meghan should be there. Kami if she is feeling well. I hope her injury is gone. Olga says she isn't in the top 10, we will have to see Olga, you are super strong. Ronda is always strong. She will do great. Stacy will be right there with her, she is like a rock also. Kristen and Eve are fast, they will be fun to watch also.
I'll be pulling for Craig and John. John has been doing monster miles forever. Craig is just super strong always. Jason Moyer will be getting after it I am sure. The NW gang will be fun to watch. It is going to be great. I am looking forward to it.