AM- Long run on the Bear 100 course with Cody. We ran the last 30 miles, including the only parts I had never previously run. I have now run the whole thing!
We started at mile 69 of the course, immediately crossing the Logan River (I didn't want wet feet the whole time, so I wore an old pair of shoes for the crossing and threw them back across, to be picked up later). Ran up the very nice but far too short Peterson Hollow, then climbed and descended a rough trail into Beaver Mtn lodge. From there we went up (and up and up) to Sink Hollow and Gibson Basin, then to Beaver Creek campground, where we saw our first people on the trail- a bunch of ATV-ers. Then a very steady climb to Ranger Dip, followed by the incredibly steep climb to the last summit above Bear Lake. One final, minor descent (only 3500 ft of elevation loss), a stream crossing (which included me sitting down in it for a bit), and a little road got us to the finish. Last mile was sub-7, so we still had some legs left. A good run with Cody, as always.
Our families met us in Bear Lake for some beach time. The run was rather slow- 30.3 miles in 5:16:03 (10:26 avg pace). Cody's Sporttracks recorded 6072 ft climbing, 7206 descending- wow. The Bear 100 website says we only did 4800 ft climbing and 5800 descending, which I know is wrong- I think they underestimate by 20%. My arms and head are absolutely burnt, so no warm showers for a while. Feel good otherwise. It's nice to finally have done the whole course so I know what to expect in September.