Friday, July 3, 2009

Trail run in Sabino - didn't get to Hutch's Pools, though....

I dragged myself out of bed late after a week full of overtime and hard work, so I didn't get to Sabino until 7am! I ran the tram road to Sabino Canyon trail and then took that trail to the Sabino Creek, where East and West Fork trails meet. I only had to go a little less than 1.5 miles more to get to Hutch's Pools, but my intuition said, no, not today. It was weird, but I heeded it. I was the only one out there that I could tell, and it just didn't seem like a good idea. That's the thing about intuition - you may never know if it pays off...but it is good to listen to it from time to time. I rested there a few minutes, and then returned. I like this rock striping on Sabino Canyon trail...
On the way back, I took Phoneline trail instead of the tram road. Ran into a couple of guys that I chatted with a while - one, an ex-Arthur Anderson fella (he had a t-shirt on) so, we talked accounting shop for a while. Anyway, it was hotter than you know what by the time I got done and the storm clouds were building. I really need to get out earlier! Heat training is always good, though.
My watch was being a little wiggy, but it appears I did about 13.2 miles. (I lost signal on the tram road for a bit, but I know the distance of that road, so it was pretty easy to tell what I was off by.) About 3,300 feet ascent, though that could be a little off, too.

I'll rest tomorrow, and then I have the run on Mt. Lemmon on Sunday with TTR! I hope to do about 16-18 miles. Anyone is welcome on that one. Starts at 7am just past the Butterfly trailhead on the left. You can do any distance you like. Should be fun. Hope it doesn't rain!

Hope everyone has a great 4th of July.


HappyTrails said...

Ha - great minds choose their running clothing alike - we wore the same skirt/top color combo this weekend!

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