Fourth of July 2014
I got up early hoping for the ocean fog to keep this hiking trail cool enough, did some stretching, and starting running uphill. It’s basically a fire-road and the few groups I passed by were really friendly and obviously pretty surprised at somebody running up it. One lady called it amazing, another said “good job! happy 4th!”.
As is common with morning exercise activities, I was off to a weak start and had to pause after about just 5 minutes to let everything cramping and aching and out of sync get settled. After that I was good, just charged up and up. The funny thing is that running uphill takes twice as much energy, and you move about half the speed. So I reached the summit, snapped a photo, and then ran back down.
All in all, the sign says it’s 6 miles, round-trip I assume. With a few breaks to drink water and stretch, the ascent took 58 minutes. The descent took 17 minutes. The beer at around 10:30am tasted great.
Also, I’m writing this 3 days later and it still hurts to walk up and down stairs. It’s a good hurt, though.