|Pre race instructions right before the start of the race|
|Downhill running stride|
After about 10 miles we approached and skirted Incline Village, going along huge and expensive looking homes. About this time we started seeing the cyclists that were doing a full and half loop of the lake, they were heading the opposite direction that we were. Leaving town we were greeted with a moderate climb, luckily HH was there for the resupply.
He saw roughly the same runners most of the day, and was offering to them all the things pictured here. He said after a while when he would see the same runners again "I have the usual," instead of listing everything he had to offer. Initially the people that didn't take stuff started to later in the race, and the people that took stuff early on, stopped taking it later. People tended to go for the gatorade until later in the race then he got more requests for water. I complemented him on his crewing skills, particularly since after I finished, several people came up to him to thank him for his crewing help. He replied "I learned it from Magic Man." You see, Magic Man is the trail name that my dad earned while helping us out when we thruhiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 2007 and the name stuck after sharing his trail magic with both me and my trail family and with other hikers going about the same pace.
Back to the race. The rest of the course had a few hills, went through more little towns than I thought would be there, and continued to enjoyed the views. The last few miles seemed to last a long time but with persistence I was at the finish line, right in downtown Tahoe City along the main street.
|Finish line downtown Tahoe City|
|Me crossing the finish line|
|Me with Endorphin Dude and Jennifer H.|
|HH got his feet wet, it was cold!|
Next up, Day #3 and final day of the Tahoe Triple Marathon. This time there will be a few hundred more runners, regular aid stations, and an entire lane of the highway closed off the entire race!