Recovery Run

My legs are feeling great post Western States. Loz is scheduled to ride Tioga Pass tomorrow up to 10,000 feet and I have a couple of runs planned in and around the Yosemite National Park.

The first is an out and back on this aptly named “4 mile trail”, basically haul yourself from the bottom up to the top and then fall back down again.


It drops 3,200 feet over 4 miles which in metric terms looks something like this;


This should have me topping out at over 8,000 feet and I will be keen to see how I’m feeling after last weekends 100 mile run which blew out a few cobwebs, have never done so much speed work in one weekend.

I am keen to get back on the Pacific Crest Trail In the afternoon. I first watched David Hortons PCT record attempt on DVD a couple of years ago and cannot wait to scope out some more of this stunning trail.

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Andrew Vize
Sydney based Ultra marathon runner.

6 thoughts on “Recovery Run

  1. Andrew – Great run at WS100. Well done! I enjoyed talking with you before and after the race. If you or your Ultra168 mates are back in the States next year I’d be glad to show you some of the high country on the WS100 course. BTW, if you’re intrigued by opportunities to run on the Pacific Crest Trail but may not want to fast-pack, there is a 4-day informal stage run that can be done from Tahoe to Yosemite. The advantage is that you can reach a trailhead or car campground at the end of each day where good friends can be waiting with beer in the cooler, steak on the barbeque, and a comfortable place to sleep. It’s about 75km/day, mostly above 2700 meters elevation, including heading over 3300 meter passes, and finishes up with a run down to Yosemite Valley. A few of us did it 33 years ago (wow, I must be getting old to be able to say that!), but I doubt anyone has done it since. Keep in touch, mate.


    1. Bruce,

      really good to meet you and your colleagues, we had such a great time at WS100. Everyone made us feel so welcome and it was good for Andrew to get in a decent run. Top river crossing by the way, Andrew and I looked back at the crowd as we crossed in the boat and it left me with a great memory. I promise to get the spelling of your name correct next time.



  2. Wow impressive recovery mate. Almost 2 months after tnf100 and I’m still not running! Body is buggered!

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