Trail run again! Met Cody, Joe, and newcomer Lisa Paxton (4th place SGM finisher this year) at First Dam. We intended to go up Logan canyon but apparently there was an accident somewhere up there with a huge traffic jam and ambulances. So we went to Blacksmith Fork Canyon instead and did Leatham Hollow. As we chug uphill, Lisa admits she doesn't run trails much and doesn't like hills- oops, not a good run to do today. It was a gorgeous run, though- first 4 miles were singletrack, with 2 of them very nice, smooth, not too steep. Then we hit a road at the top of Millville Canyon and ran on it for a few miles, passing a few hunters and a very stuck, high-centered Range Rover. 6 miles, 2700 ft up in 1:11 (11:50 pace- smoking!). Then time for the downhill- rocky in places, but 2 or 3 very nice downhill miles. We even saw one deer. Down in 48 minutes (8:00 pace), 1:59 for the whole run.
Nice run today with some great views. The temperature was a lot warmer than we expected with warm winds blowing off the mountains. Lisa did a good job putting up with all our banter and jabber, too, and Cody tried to recruit her to join the blog. The best part is that the whole run is part of the Bear 100 course, helping me meet my goal of running the whole course in the next year. Here is a map of our route today. By the way, Cody, the topo map shows starting at 5200 feet and peaking around 8600 feet, so we actually did 3400 feet climbing!
By the way, even though my mileage has dropped drastically, I apparently have also lowered my food intake- I only weighed 133 today post-run, which is my lightest since high school, even lighter than this summer.
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