Sunday, May 18, 2008

First trail run of the year

All this treadmill and road work; I needed to get out on the trail and get some dirt under my feet. Went out early this morning to a spot less than two miles from my house - a Reno classic, Keystone Canyon. Also a favorite mountain biking spot. Makes a great loop if you go up Keystone Canyon, east at the top to the next canyon over, Evan Creek, which has a very well built and maintained trail system.



I parked at the bottom on Evans Creek canyon and ran up McCarran to the trailhead for Keystone Canyon. Legs felt heavy to start after a longish run yesterday, but they warmed up. Pretty solitary this morning - I started at 5:50 and didn't see anyone until I was almost back at my car. Here are the splits and elevation profile from my watch:



So, a very good weekend. I'll rest tomorrow and get myself back on a training schedule starting Tuesday...

3 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

It was a beautiful morning for a run wasn't it? I spent 4+ hours hiking the Galena Creek loop this morning- and there was still lots of snow on the trail up there! Talk about a filthy hobby... :) Glad you're back into training- only about 4 weeks left until our relay race!

Nitmos said...

Great work! Bring a camera along and make us suburbanites envious.

nevadamtnbear said...

Hey, I recognize that route!

It was a beautiful day and the flowers up on the trail there are just beautiful right now. Makes me wish I could get out more often during the day.