10 mile loop. slow climb up mountain road to dry canyon trail. was unsure of the distance at that point, so i just kept climbing up the trail until my watch hit 45 minutes. much faster on the way back down, but i am still pretty cautious on the uneven surface and loose rocks. guess that comes with experience.
the trail was very beautiful and peaceful. the last time i ran on it
there was so much other crazy stuff swirling through my mind that i
hardly remember the scenery. it's really pretty up there, especially
with the fall colors.
cruised back down mountain road. it's a fairly steep grade, and i could hear my pounding footsteps echoing off the marvelous mountain rd. mansions. could possibly be in trouble for violating a noise ordinance in that area.
today was the best i have felt on a run since july. i feel like i have found my form and my stride again. no more hobbly hip or clunky running. i am definitely not as fit, but feeling so much better than the past month or so.
cool-down: 2 miles barefoot on TM.
PM: 45 min. weights/core --- back up to 3:45 on the planks. lost nearly 45 seconds in my 3 week hiatus from anything even resembling a plank. just under 3 months left to hit the 5:00 goal. torture.