Run - Trail long (Case / Gay City) 2:59:18  26.3 km (6:49 / km) +680m 6:02 / km
shoes: old 285 Roclite A
Early AM long run with John. Clearing, but chilly at start - low 40's. Sun not quite up when we started. John's goal was 15-20 miles at a decent pace as a last long run before Bimbler's 50k next weekend. My goal was to try and stay with John as long as I could, but if I tanked, I'd be happy with a long walk back.
Around Case from Line Street, over to Gay City doing a CW circuit including a bit of off-trail O-style running in the northern section, stopping by the pit toilets on our way past the ball fields. Then down to Blackledge Falls, up to the powerline (newly graded and redone with new material). John missed the cutoff to the gas line, and we ended up running the powerline all the way back to Birch Mtn Rd. From there we retraced some trails and ran some others up the southern side of Case before heading back to Line Street. The last 45 minutes or so my legs were dead - also quite a bit of Lyme arthritis in the hips (expected that as I didn't take any vitamin I) but also both knees pretty achy today, which I don't usually get.
I suspect it will be a fairly stiff afternoon...