On Saturday, we had ten Trail Nerds show up to do trail work on the Psycho WyCo course. Eight were part of the early morning group with me. Two more (Shane & Brandi), took care of business on the other side of the hill a little later in the day. The early morning crew did 4-1/2 hours work, and got the new singletrack trails in awesome running shape. We couldn't wait to run on them.
7:00 AM on Sunday morning, there were nine of us that showed up at WyCo Park to run. (Two additional runners showed up at 8 AM and ran on their own). We got to run on our handiwork from Saturday and all of the previous work party's efforts. Everybody did at least one 10-mile loop. Five of us decided to do an additional loop in the other direction for a total of 20 miles. This course is hilly. The previous week, a person who works for Garmin was testing a prototype GPS unit. His device indicates that there is probably 5000 feet of elevation change per 10-mile loop of this course. Basically this means we climbed a mile and descended a mile on our little 20-miler. Woo-hoo! I love hills!
I felt pretty strong towards the end of the 20-miler. Again, another sign that I'm ready for my next Hundred.
Twenty miles was fun and was a learning experience for some. James found out why eating is important. Alexander discovered that carrying enough drinking water can be (to quote Martha Stewart) "a good thing."
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