I'd originally arranged to run around Mt Hood today with a group, but the promise of better weather on Thursday meant I went up there with Yassine and Brian (here).
The guys put together a fun video that makes it look like we were running round the mountain fast, instead of stopping a lot to take photos:
Today it was overcast with rain yesterday and the promise of a lot more any second, but it held off. My legs were a little tired from the 42-miler 3 days ago so I decided to run 10 miles in reverse along the Timberline route to meet them then finish off the trail. I couldn't really say no to a run with some of the fastest and friendliest ultrarunners in the North-West - Max King, Ellie Greenwood, Amy Sproston, Mike Palichuk, Zach Violett and Steph Howe. Just a shame Yassine and Brian couldn't make it out again too.
Autumn is certainly very visible in the trees, although the mountain itself was in the clouds.
|Taking a well-earned rest. L-R: Zach, Max, Ellie, Amy, Steph and Mike|
|That certainly gets me thinking.|