TGIF!!! Even though this was a short week, I couldn’t wait for Friday afternoon. Friday afternoons are when I can finally sit down and relax. After a tough week, I look forward to getting out this weekend for a run and letting my mind drift.
This week I was introduced to a new loop through a neighborhood and on a familiar trail. The trail is a scenic one, but also technical with lots of rocks and a few hills (ok, several hills). This loop is definitely my Favorite Find of the week.
For those who are in town, here is a map of the course.
Although I like to run in zone 2 most of the time, this was not a zone 2 run! I looked down at my Garmin and noticed that we were booking along at a 7:45 pace for a stretch on the road. Once we hit the trail, the pace slowed a bit and the fun began. Looking at the summary, you can see that we kept a good pace despite the fact that it was on dirt (which slows me down) and all the rocks and climbs.
This loop is known as the “Spanish House Loop.” Now I know why. What a gorgeous house! And, what a view they have. I don’t think I’d do anything but sit in front of the windows and stare out to the lake if I lived there.
This 5.5 loop was a fast and fun loop! Here are my running buddies for the day.
I hope you have a great weekend! Let me know if you’ve been out on any trails lately.