Monday - Had another flag football game during "lunch" (technically speaking, I had lunch after the flag football game). Ran a ~1.5 mile warm-up.
Tuesday - Took Lucy for a brisk (16 min/mile) 4 mile walk.
Wednesday - rest day
Thursday - rest day
Friday - Another speedy 4 mile walk with Lucy
Saturday - Easy 3.75 mile run w/ Lucy. Then drove to San Jose for a super fun birthday party. Am I really still thinking about running this 50k next weekend?
Sunday - Ever since I discovered (last week) what a nice trail Ralston Peak has, I've been wanting to go back. I decided I'd investigate my 50k fitness (or lack thereof) by hitting the summit again. Lucy and I arrived at the trail head one hour after leaving the house. I was a little concerned about whether or not we'd get to the top before any thunderstorms came in, since they were forecast, I saw lightening in the Sierra on the previous evening, and clouds were beginning to form overhead. Lucy and I made the summit in about an hour and 10 minutes, and made it back down in about a half hour, making for a ~2:16 up and back trip (I spent a half hour or so chatting with some nice folks on the summit). It was another gorgeous day on the trails! Just a few minutes after we left the summit, I started to hear rumbling thunder, literally just as we reached the car, it started to rain.
On my way home, I pulled off at the Fresh Pond exit and chatted with a bunch of friends who had run (or were still running) the Run on the Sly race. Great job to everyone who raced, it was a hot and fairly humid day!
|Lucy did not forget about her favorite spot, located about 2 miles out on the Ralston Peak trail.|
Lucy is a master of the Talus.
|I've only been up here twice, but I'd venture to say that it is always awesome on the summit.|
|Lucy, getting ready to dirty up her new truck.|