Daily Run then a Little Beta for my Race

Today Matt and my roommate Frank left for Steamboat. Frank is running a 100 mile race called Run, Rabbit Run starting tomorrow. Matt is crewing and pacing for him. Matt and I went on a short run before he left, the same loop that I did yesterday, Groovy Uvi to Soda Creek. I was trying to keep up with Matt on the uphill and ended up with a cramp for the downhill that was not fun. But it was good to get out on my feet.

After Matt and Frank left, I decided to go scope out the race course that I am running on Sunday in Vail. So Shea and I went on a little adventure. I have never hiked Vail in the summer so I had no idea where I was, but luckily the course was marked already. I didn’t start at the Vail Golf Club but I hiked up Berry Picker trail and thats when I saw the signs for the race. So I followed them, its a super steep uphill for a mile and a half, I will definitely be walking and saving my energy for the 4 miles of downhill I will have to endure. I’m hoping to run super fast downhill to make up time. I’m glad I got a good look at the course so I know what to expect. Parts of the downhill are steep too but the trail itself is super gorgeous, lots of little steams and waterfalls. I’m really excited!

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After the hill climb, this is where it flattens out
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Beautiful views running down the road
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One of the many stream crossings.
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Cool tunnel I get to run through on the way out and on the way back
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Sweet boy scout bridge I also get to run across twice