Anyway, the run started at Shanahan Ridge. From here, it's basically 3 miles of straight up Fern Canyon. Steep climbs, rocky steps and some ice up high. I wanted to reach the summit of Bear Peak in under an hour, but that seemed like an impossible task at this time. I was off by 15 minutes. It's ok, though... Now I have a goal to work towards.
|Summit of Bear Peak|
|Big boulders on destroyed trails... hard to run on!|
1. Do not underestimate the power of the Boulder Open Space Trails. They're steep and technical.
2. I need to work on my hills. Uphill running is still my weakest point.
3. I need to run more trails. Once it gets technical, I slow down... significantly. I need to remember to look a little farther ahead than just where mt feet are.
After we finished the run, we stopped by KT's BBQ for some delish carbo/protein-loading.
Have you ever had one of those runs that make you realize your training isn't going as good as you thought it was?