This run is a doozy. One of the best training runs out there.
21 miles total distance
~5,500 feet total elevation gain, much of that in the first 8 miles.
Up to about 7,000 feet elevation over Cathedral Rock saddle - steep as could be, sometimes on your toes.
Lots of scratchy overgrown brush
Lots of flowers and everything was lush and green from the summer rains.
Took me 6:08 to finish.
|Bridal Veil falls was flowing|
|Some foliage hitching a ride|
|At the topout we all regrouped. 7,000 feet.|
I've been doing other runs working up to this.
Bear Canyon Loop (17 miles) in Sabino Canyon.
|Me with Trish and her wonderful new guy Jim|
|New Lululemon skirt!|
|Where Dallas asked me to marry him...|
|Always fixing that heart.|
Runs up in the Catalina Mountains (10 miles to the top and back).
|Aspen - from the fire years ago|
We also did Sunset Loops on Mt. Lemmon - ~16.5 miles and I did it in 4:49, my fastest ever. I was tired though. I had worked 120 hours in the two weeks prior. We did it with Benedict. Cool guy.
I am signed up for the Flagstaff 50k, which is on September 22nd. Then, Dallas and I will be doing a Grand Canyon R2R2R, shortly after my birthday in late October.
The running is going well finally and I am so grateful.