Wow it was nice to sweat today. Got in the first 'dry' trail run of the year and boy did it feel great. My early Spring strength running really paid off as I put in 2,000 feet of climbing in 6.5 miles. I really was curious to see how I would feel on this climbs and felt in mid-summer form, which is really exciting and motivating now that the trails are melting out.
I still will not be able to hit Teton National Park until late June, but the trails around town and home our epic in their own right and will get me ready for the "big stuff" come Summer.
The Mountain. For a runner, there is nothing more freeing than running up a mountain, cascading down alpine meadows, jumping over rocks, and anticipating the unknown that awaits around the next switchback. The pinnacle of so many challenges, the mountain is where determination and nerve combine to produce achievement. - EO