Saturday, March 6, 2010

18 mile PCT run

I went out to mark the course for Clay's mountain trail fun run tomorrow because Clay has been dealing with allergies and a cold. I got out there around 1:15 and headed up the PCT from San Fransisquito Rd. I am glad this is not part of the LD50 course as it is a very steep section of the PCT. I made it to Lake Hughes Rd (7.8 miles) in 1:04 and decided to head UP the PCT on the other side of the road for at least a mile. It turned out to be 1.5 miles before I turned around. I turned around and headed back to my car. It took me almost exactly 30 minutes to get back to Lake Hughes Rd, and then from there to my car took me 1:08. I tried to push the return trip because there is more miles of positive grade (uphill). The run totaled 18 miles in 2 hours 41 minutes. I practiced eating on the run with fig newtons and I learned that they are so dry that I had to squirt a mouthful of water in to make it more easily chewable. I did not see any rain but the low clouds where moving fast and it kept the temps cool. When I left my car it was 44 degrees out, when I returned it was 43 degrees.

The running clinic went well but I only had 4 people come out. It was our lowest turnout so far. Thank you to Dale, Cheryl, Lynn, and Bob for attending.

I will get back to back trail runs this weekend as Andi and I are both attending the mountail trail fun run. I am excited to show her parts of the LD50 course.

129 entrants for LD50!

1 comment:

Dale Lister said...

Thanks Karl for the great presentation at the clinic. Like I said in reply on my blog. I feel bad for all those who missed it!

I also noted in your run today that you total 18 miles. Me Too! And My 18 miles was faster than yours! (2:22:48)


(We won't mention anything about my pancake flat course verses your running the mountain trails though will we.)