It was really pretty out there. It was my 4th running of this loop. I ran into a few TTR guys out there, too and a few hikers. The throngs of people were on the road on the way back (the last 3.7 miles). Holy cow. That's why I love the trails. So peaceful.
Total miles: 17.3
Total time out: 4:20 - I stopped a bit here and there - I was having shoe trouble - new shoes. Finally got them tied right.
I'm not even posting the cumulative elevation gain/(loss) anymore, because I think the Garmin is screwy. According to a TTR member's GPS (which probably is more accurate than the small watch GPS I have), the cumulative elevation gain/(loss) for that loop is 2,945 feet. My Garmin registered about 1,000 feet more gain. Not bad, though - it is a challenging, but fun run.
Oh, and I also bought two $1 'scratcher' tickets. First time in years. I won $10 in one. Good sign for the new year. Yay for 2010. Buh bye 2009!