Got out fairly early this morning to try and beat the heat (hey, anything above 65F is hot in my book). I wanted to get a decent amount of elevation in but also some long miles so I decided to link up two shorter runs: Norvan Falls and then vert on Mountain Highway.
Set out around 7:25am and didn't start seeing people (other than two other runners) until I was basically 75% of the way back to the Lynn Headwaters trail head.
From there I got on the Baden Powell over to Mountain Highway. I think this is going to be one of my main areas in training for White River 50. Just a long, gradual climb....forever.
I went up until I hit 17 miles for the day, knowing it was going to be a bit over 7 more to get back to the car at the Lynn Canyon suspension bridge.
|Looking up at Grouse just before I turned around to head down.|
|Downtown Vancouver and beyond from Mountain Highway on Mt. Fromme|
Felt like a really good day. Enjoyed a few handfuls of snow up on Fromme to cool off and was very happy that the fountain at the base of Mountain Highway was almost ice cold; helped to choke down one last serving of goop.
Now I have a two-week taper of some easy running to get ready for Sun Mountain.