Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Hood River diaries

We escaped the sound and headed down to Hood River for a fun filled weekend of trianing. Saturday we ran out of Post Canyon and pretty much up the Eastern slope of Mt. Defiance until we hit snow...which was above 3,000 ft...we still had about 2,000 more to go to hit the top. It was a great day for a run and always a hoot to explore the trails out of Post. There are some more clear cuts, we couldn't quite figure out what is going on but the trails are still around and we were happy.

This run lasted 3.5 hours and was a leg crusher. We ran it like we were running hill repeats. I would burst up the hills with relief and then try and recover for a minute or so with a slower pace.

We evidently ran up the Mitchell Arm or the ridge that is on the southern shore of the Columbia and had awesome views the whole way up. A freestyle/downhill rider in the lot let us know that would be a much more enjoyable way up oon foot and we would find less downhillers bombing towards us, good advice.

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