The trails at McKenzie river 50k are beautiful and shaded (sans the lava section, but it's short and early on), and the last 11M go downhill with a couple of bumps. The course is so easy to spectate on (or crew if you wish), it's amazing - the whole trail runs along the river and parallels the road. While the first set of pictures I took had fast-middle-back runners, as the day progressed, I had to naviagte to include more of the first half of the racers.
I also had a great evening in Eugene exploring the city with my SD100 runner Adrien (hello, did you send an application yet? - BTW, I convinced 3 more people to sing up for various 100M races, if you're not sure you can handle my force, don't be around, and if I never finish my number 10 100M race, I can at least say I lulled a few dozen of people to do it for me:)), walking the streets, visiting Saturday Market and eating lots of good food (drinking was involved too).
I ran in late afternoon today 12 miles on trails and had a blast. Although I have to admit, my legs felt quite a fatigue between miles 7 and 10 - like, hey, we kinda liked doing nothing and drinking lots...wait a minute, may be that's the fatigue problem, I had been drinking a lot lately, drowning my free time from running and my dreams...nah; anyway, I found life in my legs at the end. So with all that and hopefully next week of some good running/training I am in for Bear 100. What do I have to loose after all? May be Gods will be nice to me and I manage to get a long run next weekend too (and even better if it's a short-ish race on trails, something like a marathon or a 50k, what we have a couple around exactly on time, but I may not have time...). Before I know it, I'll be back to taper - what a live I am living, huh?!