|Susan and Ed taking a break to snap this picture.|
I decided I wanted to pre-run some of it today to make sure I was up to speed for it. Having run 14 miles yesterday didn't exactly leave me in a rested condition for this, but it was a last minute decision last night. Susan decided she wanted to go with me. She doesn't run the distances I do so we were going to run together for a few miles, then I'd go on ahead. My original plan was to go 6 miles, or half the distance up. I'd hook up with Susan again on the way down. If I could do 12 miles with little trouble, 24 miles this coming weekend should be doable.
|Susan at the trail head|
with her Merrell Trail Gloves
|Ed at the trail head with the KSO Treks|
|Less than half a mile into the trail part of the run.|
It isn't a terribly technical trail, just fire road, but it isn't smooth trail dirt either. Actually, the first three miles are rough asphalt, which means the last three will be too since this is an out-and-back run. I really wish I had a pair of the new Vibram Spydiron trail shoes. My KSO Trek's tread is getting low and the Spydiron has more rock protection, especially in the arch. Unfortunately, they aren't for sale yet, so the KSO Treks will have to do for a few more weeks.
|You can see the rocky trail behind me.|
Total distance today was 10.1 miles Susan did somewhere between 7 and 8 miles I think. Her running software on her iPhone was accidentally paused during her run so we aren't sure exactly how far she went.
There are more pictures below of the beautiful scenery. It rained here like crazy Saturday and it was overcast the entire run. It makes some of the pictures look a bit dark.
|At 3,700ft where I turned around|
|Another view of the terrain|
|The average grade|
|A look over the ledge into Silverado Canyon|