This was pretty much the best week ever for one reason: so much trail running!
5 out of 6 of my runs were done on trails. 4 out of 5 of those runs were in different parks. It was so great! I wish every week had this much trail running. I am going to try to make it happen more often, especially this time of year with all the daylight. I need to take advantage of it!
4 mile trail run
I met up with a friend for our first run together… and on Mt. Diablo! Monday mornings can be a little rough sometimes, but I was so happy to start the week off with a trail run with a new friend.
4.4 miles @ 12:20, 587 elevation gain
6 mile run
Road run with the work crew.
6.5 miles @ 9:29 avg
5 mile trail run
4th of July! After a lazyyyy day, Chris and I got out for a run in the late afternoon. It was pretty warm out but we went and ran some new to us trails and it was fun to explore.
4.8 miles @ 11:42, 842 elevation gain
8 mile trail run
I had the rest of the week off, so I took advantage of my extra time and hit the trails. I headed out late morning so it was warm again, but I had so much fun zoning out on the trails by myself. This route had tons of single track, which makes this girl very happy.
8.1 miles @ 10:52 avg, 1071 elevation gain
16 mile trail run
Jojo and my schedules FINALLY lined up for a long run in the hills. We hadn’t run trails together since she paced me at AR50 and that was way too long ago. It was so, so great to be back out there chatting away about anything and everything, especially making all kinds of running plans. It was super foggy in the Headlands so we couldn’t see much at all, but it was such a nice change from the warm sun I have in the East Bay. We took the hills easy and just cruised around, so happy to be back running together.
15.6 miles @ 13:14 avg, 2938 elevation gain
Finally took a much needed rest day.
6 mile trail run
Chris and I headed out to Shell Ridge for a trail run. Chris usually runs ahead so I get to zone out on my own. I had my music in and felt fantastic.
6.5 miles @ 10:32 avg, ~900 elevation gain
Total miles for the week: 45.9
Another strong base week on the books gearing up for North Face 50 training!
**I have been getting a lot of questions about trail running lately (how to find runs, safety, etc) so I am putting together a post on some basics. Let me know if you have any other questions you want me to address!