I have decided to run a 50k trail race over the 24th down in San Francisco. Katey and I had our honeymoon there and we are going to go back and visit from friends. It looks like a good race and I am excited to be gearing up for an official race.
I ran from my house this morning and then did the Barrel Roll trail twice. I ran the trail counter clockwise and then went back out and ran it clockwise. I really wanted to focus on hydrating because that has been my problem in the past. I had the Camelbak and then a hand held with Cytomax in it. It worked out perfect. I wasn't trying to worry about how fast I was going but just enjoying the moment. I ran the entire run in just over 2 1/2 hours. Nothing fancy but a very good trail run.
On my second loop I caught up to a mountain biker leisurely going up the hill. He saw me coming and then kicked it up another gear. Always fun chasing bikers!
This is my best week of running in a long time. Just need to stick with it.