Day 3: Monday, April 27
Guest Post by Lewis (lowercase) Taylor
The boys will be headed back into Volcano Canyon today for an easy 12-mile afternoon run. I’ll be trying to equal their mileage and find some similar terrain on my lunch break and my commute home from work.
What They Ran: Out and back from MB to Foresthill. The weather was cool enough for Bili and GM to don their gloves and there was, reportedly, lots of wind. LB was nice enough to show everyone where I got lost in 2007.
Based on the pace (“slower than sh-t”) and the lack of run details offered up by the boys, I’d say this run won’t go down as one of the training camp highlights.
What I Ran: Lane Community College to Martin Way and back + work to Kinder Care to home on bike path and city streets. I was looking for a dusty road that led to a “canyon.” This is the best I could do on short notice. I won’t even try to compare my run home with the baby jogger.
Their total distance/time: 12 miles/2:10.
My total distance/time: 7 + 5 = 12 miles/58:13 + 1:13:28 = 2:11: 41 (with emergency apple juice stop at the Safeway)
What they saw: Racer snake,
skunk who was hot for MonkeyBoy’s headband wearing business, “Zapatista” on a mini-bike.
What I saw: Ridiculous wealth alongside appalling poverty, people who wanted to be left alone.
Camp Conditions: The run didn’t start until early afternoon, which left lots of time to “sit around and lick nuts.” Dan-O shaved his beard into a Fu Man Chu, GM was crowned the Poop Queen and Bili had an accident. The brownies were “even chewier and moister” according to MB, which tends to happen as camp progresses and runners get hungrier. SLF’s weight was a disappointing 124 pounds (down one pound from the previous day).
Entertainment for the night: SLF cooked lasagna, there was a “Big Lebowski” screening and a call came in from AJW who wanted to know everybody’s splits from the previous day.
On the campers’ schedule for tomorrow: “Dusty to MB (run Devil’s Thumb?)” for 20+ miles.