Anyway the plan was an early start Saturday and a late start Sunday, well we all know what happens to a plan, I’ll spare you the details but I ended up going out after 9pm Saturday night and got home around midnight, suffice to say it was an unadventurous 18 miles, what I call a highways and headtorch run, so Nancy there’s un and duex! Sunday I had a window in the afternoon to get out so not one to turn down the opportunity to hit the trails I headed out at 1:30pm, after our cold weather recently I had started to forget quite how warm it can get round here; 79f. I had read Doug’s race report earlier in the day and not one to disappoint I headed for the hills. The first four miles were fairly rolling and I was looking for a bit more a challenge. I had spied a trail a while back but had not been able to find the trailhead to start, this time I spent a little time exploring and managed to find this well covered single track path the wound its way up the side of the hill. A mile and half later and some 700’ elevation gain I topped out. By this time I was starting to feel the cumulative effect of the night before and the heat, I was also under the gun time wise so I turned around and headed back down knowing that I still had three miles to get back to the parking lot, taking the direct route. The last two miles were, I admit a slog, mostly at a JKM; Just Keep Moving pace, hence the title for the post.
I finished up back at the parking lot with 10.44 on my 305, so
Here's the Garmin data: