I will have to remember not to bring my hat next time I go to Wunderlich. There are waay too many trees to have to worry about the sun... I know I have written about these trails before, but I can't get enough of them. There is something about running on a buffed out, needle cushioned trail at the base of giant trees. While you are not necessarily engaged with the trail that much, it is nice to get into the "zone" and just enjoy your surroundings, the sounds of the forrest, the lush plants, the quiet pit-patter of your footsteps, measured breaths, it is all very meditative.
|El Corte De Madera Creek trail is a treat. Definitely in the "zone" here.|
|The Bear Gulch Aid Station for Crystal Springs Trail Race.|
The run ended up being about 20 miles, but considerably faster than last week. I always bomb the final five miles down through Wunderlich, so that probably skews things. It was like 3.5 hrs, and I felt like I barely got a long run in. But thats ok, that gives me something to build on...