Rattler, Steve, Jane, Lesa, and I went for a 15 mile training run up to the Ranger Creek Shelter from Buck Creek. This is a section of the White River 50 course. I picked Steve up at 5:40AM and headed to Rattlers house and found him waiting for us on his front steps at 6:00AM. A quick stop at Starbucks and we were on our way. Lesa and Jane took a separate car so they could head straight home for another event later in the day.
Nothing like heading out on a running adventure with a bunch of pillow faced, not so cheery, running addicts. We had a great run with wonderful views, perfect weather, and got to freeze our muscles in the White River afterwards in glacier water so cold that it felt like your toes were being smashed with a hammer! It was so cold that your legs wouldn't go numb. It almost made Rattler cry.
I have included some photos of our running adventure. Rattler, Steve, and I spent a lot of the time during the run discussing our plans for the Plain 100 next weekend. Steve and Michelle will help at the one and only crew station at mile 55. I brought an assortment of foods to try with mashed potatoes being the most popular among us all. I'm really looking forward to the Plain challenge and feel that Rattler and I have a very good chance to finish.
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