New views: weekly rundown

The weather is suddenly acting like summer up here, so I’m trying to adjust to the heat. (Heat = in the 70s. Acclimate = I should wake up earlier. It’s all relative.) Other than that, I had a mostly good running week.


1 neighborhood mile with Kara plus 2 by myself.


Two laps of the “M” trail = 3.75 miles and 1,595 feet elevation. This is basically hill repeats, except worse.

Climb up this trail, run down the easy way, repeat.


We had a mountain-obscuring amount of smoke (from fires in Canada). I postponed my run and did a strength workout at home.


10.15 miles, 2,225 feet elevation. I tried a new-to-me trail for this run. Parts of the trail were steeper and more exposed to the sun than I expected, so I cut back a bit from my planned 12.

Also, rocks don’t work for running on. Thankfully this was only for about 1/2 mile.


1.8 neighborhood miles with Kara, because we were both tired and hot.

Total: 18.7 miles, 3,900 feet elevation gain.

Linking up for the Weekly Run Down with Kim and Deborah

14 Comment

  1. Wendy says: Reply

    Such a pretty trail! I like your “heat”. We’re having that summer so far–it hasn’t been very warm yet. I don’t mind…

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It can stay this way as far as I’m concerned.

  2. Today is downright chilly here! I’m waiting on my run to this afternoon, but it’s a lot chillier than I anticipated. Sadly, tomorrow it’s gonna rain so I guess I have to suck it up & run today.

    That rocky trail is barely walkable, much less runnable. Wow!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      I plan my runs for chillier days!

  3. Goodness me, I’d be freaking out and wailing on those trails (however there are trails in my future life eeps). Well done on ramping up those miles, too, and some lovely photos.

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      These pictures may give a bad impression of trails – hopefully not so many rocks in your future!

  4. wow you get some serious elevation on your runs don’t you?! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      By design in this case, but it is hard to get out on the trails without picking up a lot of elevation!

  5. Major elevation!!!! Sounds like your running is going well 😉 We’ve had some of the Canadian smoke, but it’s mainly just been hazy…I haven’t really noticed the quality of air compromised when I’ve been outside. I am in Iowa, though, so there’s all kinds of other smells (agricultural, if you know what I mean) in my air LOL

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      We only had the one day that was bad, thankfully!

  6. Kim G says: Reply

    That elevation has me like – wow! We have a few hills where I love but nothing like that elevation, lol

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      It is a lot!

  7. Renée says: Reply

    amazing views! and I’m really in awe of the fact that you get out there on those trails and elevation!

    1. Hannah says: Reply

      really no choice about the elevation if I want to be out on the trails!

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