Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Elev. Gain:4,100'
YTD Miles:32.0
YTD Time:5:43
YTD Elev.:5,300'

South Mountain Park;Pima Canyon/National/Mormon Trails-

Decided to head out to the old stomping grounds on a nice crisp early morning run on my trusty old loop which also happens to cover a decent amount of elevation. I noticed early on that it was not a great day, just average, so I kept it moderate and was able to get a decent time of just under 57 mins for the loop. Good run with little traffic on the trails.

Superstition Wilderness; Dutchman Trail-

I really do love this area, this trail. I have only done an 8 mile out and back now a few times so I have not delved deep into its sweet tangy center as of yet but what I have seen is absolutely my favorite place in and around the city of Phoenix. I love the fact that it keeps you on your toes with just the right amount of incline but also spoils you with nice cushioned dirt packed singletrack that winds and winds like a corkscrew throughout the crevices of the valley behind the magnificent Superstition Mountains. I usually still have reserves when I have reached my turn around point so it is just a matter of time before I venture deeper into her belly. Great mid day run.

South Mountain Park; Desert Classic Trail-

After the 8 miler on Saturday this 11 mile run was a little taxing on the legs so I will not bore you with the details of my lead footed jaunt through the desert. Overall a nice long run without any mishaps.

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