TALES FROM THE TRAIL (AND SOMETIMES THE ROAD TOO)

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Meadows x 3

With little time and little gasoline, a mountain run was not “in the cards.”  I needed to make this morning’s miles COUNT.  By “count,” I mean difficult. 

I decided on hill repeats up Meadows – yup, the trail that used to give me great anxiety, the trail that I feared!  I’ll tell you one thing that running up West Horsethief does.  It dwarfs even the toughest hills on my coastal trails.  Even Meadows.  I ran up and down it three times this morning.  I could have done more.  But I had to get back home for chores and get ready for work.

After about a 2 mile warm-up, I arrived at Meadows:

A Magical Entrance to Meadows:

Heading toward the first climb up – this is why they call it Meadows:

First Arrival to the Top of Meadows (Overlooking Laguna Beach):

First trip down Meadows (Saddleback Mountains in background):

Running UP Meadows #2:

Arrival to Top of Meadows #2:

Going down #2:

Going up #3:

Arrival to Top of Meadows #3:

Heading back to Wood Canyon:

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8 comments:

  1. Amazing! You are so hardcore and in really great shape. Awesome Lauren...and crazy of course!

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    1. Thanks Johann. I'm just not feeling the results like I think I should. I think I'm going overboard. Fortunately, I've had to work a lot and therefore took 3 days off from running so that I could spend time with my family. Maybe the days off will help. : )

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  2. Wow! I'm so envious of the trail runs you get to cruise! The elevation change is intimidating though.

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    1. Thanks for reading Alma. I really do have some nice local trails. Believe me, the elevation was very intimidating for me in the beginning. It has been a tough road, but then again, I've always wanted to be tough. : )

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  3. Wow that beautiful run looks like it "counts" to me!

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    1. Yup, that counted for me too Slomohusky. Thanks for reading!

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  4. Love the elevation chart on this one. Looks like fun.

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  5. Thanks Khourt. Lots of fun. Really. Funny that the downhill isn't that much easier. : )

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