I mostly powerhiked up to the saddle(6 miles), taking the Mt Lowe Railway route from Echo to get a little extra distance as part of the calf rehab plan; then I ran down the single track towards Idlehour. I love the sheer vertical relief in upper Eaton Canyon:
By the time I run/hiked out of the canyon it was heating up:
When I returned to the saddle (location of the Sam Merrill checkpoint in AC100) I ran into a couple that were out training for Wasatch. The husband was wearing an AC100 finishers shirt from last year. They were out doing a loop around Wilson, but going counter clockwise. Nice couple, very much in love, complimentary towards each other, very nice to see.
I charged down the railway and then the lower Sam Merrill; total time was 4:03 for 19.0 miles. Not bad considering that I went into this weekend thinking I would only be able to walk. Total weekly miles: 70.