274 - 2,100' - Ran w/ Adam around the Rock2Rock course.
275 - 1,300' - Back roads - nice and easy.
276 - 2,000' - Driveway reps, hard, 11x400 w/182.6' of vert per. The trail was actually about 180.8', but I went another 1.8' into the thick forest to get that extra 1%. When a 30:?? 10k'er says to go the extra 1%, I listen.
277 - 2,100' - see previous post - First, however, quote of the run and perhaps the year - "This trail is so steep that I have rock rash on my fore-skin."
278 - 2,000' Driveway reps, moderate.
279 - 2,200' - Back roads, nice and easy - lots of bear scat - I keep Lord's Balls in my pocket, they were left on my front porch a few weeks ago. They are tiny, pea sized, but the rancid stench keeps the bears away. They're hard to keep track of, they are constantly slipping down between my drivers seat and the console to live with some pennies and Cheerios. But, the tweezers I have do the trick and recovering the balls from down there keeps me safe from momma bears this time of year. Definitely keepers, thanks to the anonymous kind soul who passed these on to me.
280 - 2,000' - More Back Roads - pushed a little - felt good.