Looks like nine is my number lately. Saturday, I got in a nine mile run along the beaches in town. It was a nice flat run, on cement though. That’s always tougher on me than taking to the trails. It think it’s probably tougher one me because 1) I run faster, thus fatigue quicker, and 2) my feet problems hate the cement. The run was lovely nonetheless, especially with this cold weather. Love the cold weather!
My route: Highway One, Doheny Beach, Capistrano Beach, Dana Point Marina, to The Headlands (Ocean Institute) back to Hwy One.
9.14 miles, 365’ gained
Tuesday, I got in another nine mile run, this time at Aliso/Wood Wilderness Park. Again, I got to frollick in the cold weather. And my feet enjoyed the soft dirt so much more. Certainly was not a flat run. But I endured. And I endured until the end, oddly, with less fatigue than my recent flat nine miler.
My route: Aliso Canyon, Wood Canyon, Meadows Trail, Top of the World, Mathis, Wood Canyon, Aliso Canyon
9.54 miles, 1,169’ of gain