It was a fairly eventful two weeks, but this will be a fairly brief rundown. I’m going with more photos than words today.
Got a relatively large blister on a relatively short trail run. No idea how/why that happened.
Finally made it to the top of Baldy…
…but probably got some mild heat exhaustion on the last mile down. (Don’t start a long run at 2 pm.) I was ok once I got into the A/C, but then felt pretty crappy for a couple days after.
Weekly total: 16.6 miles, 5,243 feet elevation gain
I skipped running the first half of the week due to the lingering effects of Saturday’s run. Then we headed out of town to stay at a Forest Service cabin for the holiday. (We hate fireworks, so we escape to where they’re not allowed.)
I thought about getting in a short run on a trail that started right behind the cabin, but it was excessively muddy and I ended up taking Kara on a 4ish mile walk down the road instead.
We also stopped for a short hike to some waterfalls on the way home.
Saturday I ran a 38K (ish) trail race. My legs unfortunately made it clear that they were not trained for quite that distance, but I finished. I will have a full recap later, so for now here’s a sneak peek at the course:
Weekly total: 24.3 running miles, 5ish hiking miles, 3,910 feet elevation gain.