This morning I left home around 8:30AM in direction to the bike path under beautiful sunny skies. The temperature was in the 80's. My plan was to do a two hours run. I stayed on the bike path for a couple minutes and then made right in direction to the Oakwood Valley trail. I ran the Oakwood Valley trail loop once and headed up to the Ten parking lot. I passed through the parking lot and ran to the Ten beach. I turned around by the beach (50:32) and headed back the same way. I ran the Oakwood loop again and then back to the bike path. I made right on the bike path and ran to its end. I turned around and ran all the way to the other end. I ran back by the middle point of the bike path and exited heading back home. Overall it was a good run. My second long run in seven days. Total run time: 2 hours and 41 seconds.
On Saturday I ran early morning on the bike path. My legs are feeling more rested. I ran the out and back route and added a few more minutes on the trails. I did some pick ups during my run. No need to go all out. The allergies are almost under control. Beautiful warm weather. Total run time: 41 minutes and 11 seconds.
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On Thursday I decided to do a run over the next race course. It was a nice run on a paved road for four miles with an extra mile on the trails, out and back. My legs are quite sore from all the hilly routes I have been running lately. The first four miles out were not that hard, except for the last long incline before the mile four. It was definitely a rolling course with lots ups and downs. The way back was a different story. The trail part had a nice steep climb and after that a long downhill by the mile four followed by another climb. The way back seemed harder. Total run time: between 65-68 minutes.