Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~
John Muir,

Here are a few pics. from my Grand Canyon Rim to Rim to Rim 50 mile run. It was a blast. There must of been 50 runners out on the trail along with around 300 hikers. It was a very busy day in the Canyon that's for sure.
Jerry, Mylinh, Joe and I started together butI wanted to run down pretty fast so took off after 15 min.

I waited for Jerry somewhere along the trail and we stayed together most of the way going to the North Rim.

The weather was perfect I think high was 88 and it wasn't cold like last year on the climb out.

I felt good most of the way, we took our side trip to Ribbon falls which is a must see.
We finished in 16:42 was was 2 hours faster than last year ;-) I had a tough time climbing out last year this year I had more energy.
The last two miles on both climbs are the crux for me.

It was awesome seeing all the headlights at night snaking there way up the trail. Just like in a race at night ;-)
We hung out in the morning on Sunday but headed back to Vegas to get a room close to Mt. Charleston so we could do a run out there. It was beautiful out on the trail and it was nice and warm, last year was really cold.
We finished our run and I had an appointment with Dr. John Vigil in Vegas he introduced me to Fascial stretch therapy it has healed my hamstring issue I was having for a couple years.
There are not to many people doing this therapy but I am sold on it. It truly worked for me I have had no issues in over 30 days no if a sign of dull pain.

We ended our trip by jumping off the Stratosphere 900ft that was awesome. Thanks Jerry that was one of the funniest things I have ever done ;-)
If you are in Vegas people make sure to do the jump it is a blast!!!!!

Oh and I visited with one of my best friends Paul Williams who I lost touch with 17 years ago. It was like we were never apart. Looking forward to visiting him in Vegas again soon!

This weekend Rocky, Andy and I will be working Mt. Diablo 50k at Juniper aid station make sure to say hi to us ;-)


Ingunn said...

I hope I'll be able to *hike* this some day, let alone run it! As always, you are an inspiration.

Rodger said...

So cool! I am planning R2R2R next year. Can't wait.

AFib Runner said...

That sounds awesome.
r2r2r is totally on my list, but I think I would like to do it in the spring when the days are longer.
Any reason Oct is better?

Michael Palmer (the 4th one...) said...

Catra, I ran my second trail run this weekend, the Diablo 25k. I did not know what to expect from my body with such hills and off-road since I train in the flatlands of the central valley and rarely more than 10 miles recently. Your rest stop at the 5 and 10 mile marks were a lifesaver. Thank you for being there. Water and sports drink were perfect, along with a little rest in the shade. I finished strong, and I look forward to more trail runs over the winter to see if I can improve my hill abilities. I've heard about the rim to rim run, and I would love to work up to the level of that in a year or two.