Finally. I so needed this day to happen.
Today I ran every step of the way on this loop which is something I'm not sure I have ever done. It was not my fastest time by any means but it was a steady effort and I have been struggling with just keeping going so it was awesome to finally find my granny gear for the climbs.
I drank while running, I ate while running, today was about running.
I made it to the hiker's hut in 1:40 (average I guess) but then on the second half of the descent I dialed it up and for a short section I was really flying. And I topped it off with a good last mile back to the car on the flats.
It felt fantastic to close strong. Hopefully I learn this lesson.
The very last bridge on the climb has been washed away, it was a muddy trip down into and back out of the creek gully.
I am really liking these Brooks PureGrit 2 shoes! I think these are my trail race shoes on anything unless it is insanely rocky.
|drive to start - Hammer Bar
run - 2 bottles, each w/2 scoops HEED, 2 VFuel gels
|Time of Day
|upper 40s to mid 50s, some sun, some fog, dry, calm
|Brooks PureGrit 2, Garmin Fenix, UltrAspire Alpha
|Injinji Run Original Weight Mini-Crew, Brooks Equilibrium CoRe Short, Brooks 5" Essential Run Short, SRC long sleeve sublimated shirt