AM- Cody had a great idea to run part of the Poky 50 course today, and Luke Nelson was kind enough to volunteer to be our tour guide, along with his dog, Pedro. We started near the start of Poky 50, though added a hair of singletrack at the start. The course is awesome and is in relatively great shape, minus a bit of snow and mud at the higher elevations. I loved the whole thing, especially the monster hill climb near mile 9- one of those "hike straight up the mountain, trails-be-darned" kind of things. We also added a 5 mile singletrack at the end. I felt good, though my legs were a bit tired by the end with the mileage. No physical problems. Beautiful course, good trail, and it was very nice to be able to talk with Luke and have him guide us- we definitely would have struggled finding our way, otherwise. Cody didn't feel great, but still ran strong. It gets me very excited for the race in 3 weeks. And I was amazed by the plethora of trails in Pocatello- trail runners there are lucky people. Good run. 21 miles in 3:28 (9:48 pace) with somewhere between 5000-5500 ft gain and 5650-6150 loss, is my guess. Thanks for the company, Cody and Luke.
High mileage for the year, and I feel good. Next week should be 92-95-ish miles.