Saturday, August 11, 2007

Juneau Ridge

Got out for a nice 19 mile run with some friend's this morning. Getting up at 6 am wasn't too much fun after being out on the beach with friends and a little too much rum until almost midnight, but once I was out running I was glad to be out early while it's still so calm and quiet around town. We quickly left town though and headed up the trail toward Mt. Juneau. After hitting the summit in 90 minutes we traversed the ridge for several miles in some of the most ideal weather we've had in the year I've lived in Juneau. Bright blue skies and temperatures in the low 70's! Tomorrow it's supposed to be in the upper 70's. Eventually we dropped down into Granite Creek Basin which brought us back to The Perseverance Trail and back to where we had started over 4 hours earlier. It was a great run but I didn't feel that great. My legs are really quite tired out from 75 miles of racing in the past 3 weeks. I took it easy all week this week (just some short bike rides to work and back) but I'm on my feet all day at work and because of this my legs just haven't been able to fully recover yet. I'm hoping to have a really mellow recovery day tomorrow in which I spend as much time as possible off my feet, but it's going to be so hard to resist getting out in the nice weather... maybe just a mellow berry picking hike will be in order.

Here's some pictures from today's run: