Sunday, June 20, 2010

My favorite 20-mile run.

On long runs I'm always struck by the beauty of the world. I don't know if this is because running (unlike driving or even cycling) forces you to slow down and actually look at the terrain around you, or if there is something about prolonged exercise that heightens our perceptions, but for whatever reason, I always find myself marveling in the beauty of the natural world when I'm running long. And while I marvel, I feel incredibly grateful to be granted such unframed beauty.

So, for the first time ever, I took my camera along with me on a 20-miler I did yesterday. I started at Spooner Summit and did the 4- mile climb to the "Marlette saddle" and then ran alongside Marlette Lake itself until I descended onto the Flume trail: a single track cut into the side of the Tahoe Basin with the Lake below. Here are the few images I took (at miles 10 and 12). I hope you will enjoy the natural beauty almost as much as I did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought my 20 miler was pretty scenic, however, I live in Indiana, so it's all pretty relative. That is a beautiful run...I'd never be able to concentrate on the effort running through all that!