Knocked off the 40-mile #TimberlineTrail around #MtHood on Tuesday, & was pleasantly surprised by the trail conditions. Thx to all the crews cutting fallen trees, & clearing trail! -
I've done this route probably half a dozen times, & it blows me away every time. -
This particular circumnavigation around the mountain will stand out in my memory. It was a hot day, but I was moving well, & I felt I was fueling/hydrating adequately. -
At mile 30 I cooled off in Ramona Falls & then decided to push hard the last two climbs up to the Timberline Lodge. Again, all was going well, until two miles to go. Then my body said, "nope!" - Thankfully, my buddy @leavinmymarc just happened to be out running in that section & he took care of me, walked w/ me as my legs were cramping, & helped me as I was staggering into the finish w/ my tail between my legs. Then he stayed w/ me the next few hours as I laid in the fetal position, puking out of the back of my Subaru. After a couple hours I finally stabilized, & I'm fine now. Good times! Thx so much, Marc! I owe you, & I feel we have a special bond now 😜! -
In reality, this is what training for @utmbmontblanc looks like sometimes.
I would put it in the top 5 "worst bonks ever" category- Onward & upwards! - -
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