Wednesday, May 28, 2008

ws training camp

went to the ws training camp. good way to see the course again. tried to take note of different sections. was running with mark lantz and tim tweitmeyer the first day. mark said he had never seen the trail so mucky. gettin down to the swinging bridge was an adventure to say the least. the second and third day the trail was wonderful. the sun even tried to come out a few times.

tim, "don't go that way"

deadwood cemetary

twiet, the swinging bridge
devils thumb, i finally see it

"the pipe", or "kuput spring" the halfway point of the race, mile 50. but we all know that most likely foresthill, mile 62 is the real halfway point in the race. did somebody break the pipe? i filled my bottle for cold water here in '06. very nice. sorry for the blurry picture.

mark lantz, the bottom of eldorado canyon

walley hesseltine in middle getting into michigan bluff

climbing up to bath road, hagg lake mud transported?

i would like to be here before lighting the torches on race day

runner on cal street

you hear the river and see the river but for us mortals you are still 3 hrs from near side when this first happens

rock bench built for barbra schoener after being attacked by a mtn. lion, below

it was fun seeing some of the speed racers out there too. mark ran with skaden the last two days. i got to run with rena schumman, and walley hesseltine, ultra legends. what a weekend.

one month away. two more weeks of solid effort in training need to be done. looking forward to the hard work.

good luck to those doing kettle, mohican, and bighorn. have fun speedracers.


Meredith said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures and journey of your WS training weekend. I am nervous and excited. Thank you for all your advice. :) WS is going to be here before we know it! eek!

Danni said...

I can't believe you got to run with Tim Twietmeyer. That's pretty cool.

Meghan said...

Wow, looks like a wopping mudbath of a great time. Why does northern Cali look like western Washington?

Good with the last month of training, Tom! Go speedracer. ;)


Journey to a Centum said...

Seems weird that the spring is kuput. I just did as some old timers were doing and drank from the American River. Funny how I got sick about two weeks later. I probably would have died of dehydration had I not filled up my water bottles before the climb up DT and MB.

Did Tim have any problems keeping up with you?

Have a great time at the big show!

Trail Scat