10 miles. 8 miles solo, final 2 miles with Jana on promenade.
|Site of today's run|
|4 miles of today's run was on sand along|
Hope some WTAC Atlantic Ocean miles
were logged back home as well
|Razor clams, dungeness crabs, and sand dollars ruled|
the beach today. Crab tasted good on my dinner plate as well.
7 miles: 4.5 solo in AM, 2.5 w/Matthew in PM, with a few miles of family hiking in between.
|Historic Hayward Field was locked up|
|Got to run Pre's Trail instead|
|Another section of Pre's Trail|
|Nice signs and maps along the route|
|Matthew along today's hike at Sweet Creek Falls|
12 miles. Most of run along Riverfront Trail System, a mix of paved and dirt trails. 7:23 average pace. Last four miles: 6:37, 6:40, 6:30, 6:02.
|Pre's Rock: a tribute atop a climb of twisty, curvy, dangerous roads -|
I could imagine his car accident happening.
Runners still leaving tributes of running shoes and bibs
38 years after his untimely death.
|Along today's run - is Crutch out running here today?|
Afternoon: Hiking in Redwood National Park, northern California. The unsolicited feedback from the teenage boys changed from "This trip is so lame" to repeated cries of "This is so awesome" as they climbed through, around and a few feet up the massive redwoods.
10 mile hilly coastal loop run solo, average 7:21 pace. Followed by 5+ miles of family hiking, day 2 in northern California:
|Redwood National Park, northern CA|
This redwood tree behind Mark must be 15' in diameter
and 300' in height
|The fog gives an eerie Jurassic Park feel, which actually|
parts of it were filmed in this national park
|End of the today's trail: a cool and desolate|
vantage point on the Pacific Ocean
|I made it. Now for the 1,100 foot ascent back over switchbacks ...|
5 miles. Easy 8:04 pace on a shorter run, as my legs can still feel yesterday's activities.
|Oregon Caves National Park|
6 miles easy on paved trails.
|4 miles hiking. View from Garfield Peak (8,060'), looking down on|
1/4 mile lap swimming with Matthew.
Run: 50 miles
Swim: 0.50 miles
First time I ran a 50-mile week in months. Loving the variety of runs and adventures on this week of family vacation.