Trail Run long 7:29:13  26.5 mi (16:57 / mi) +2140m 13:33 / mi
Trail running vacation came to an end with the Buchanan-Pawnee Loop. Near Boulder, beautiful, waterfalls, passes, all the good things.
Got a later-than-hoped-for start (sleep is good) and started a bit after 8. Lovely running across to the climb to Buchanan pass, pretty much deserted. Pass climb wasn't too bad, and the run down was great. Then up along a bunch of waterfalls, dipping my hat in the streams to cool down.
The climb was then about 3700 feet to 12500, so it was relatively slow going. Stopped to treat water at one point, too. Clouds started rolling in near the pass, and across the top some rain/hail did too. Lightning/thunder never got too close, but with no shelter, way too close for cover. Ran as best I could to treeline, then kept running to stay warm. Went from too hot to too cold, of course.
Once in the car I gave a couple people I'd passed a ride down the road, too, drank warm water (car had been warm in the sun), ate all the food. Legs feel good, in 12 days I've run 137 miles with 10408m of climb (more than Everest). 29 hours (doable) and 7000m (uhhh) to beat Sep '13. And I stand at 49957m of climb for the year. Half way!