Monday, March 8, 2010

Back-to-back on the BST

Yesterday was our two-month anniversary, and since I had one vacation day I needed to use by the end of the month, and since it was our two-month anniversary, I took yesterday off so Catherine and I could spend time together.

We went to the temple in the morning, and then Catherine went off for a long run. While she was out, I decided to go run the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. I ran up to the Dry Creek trailhead via Virginia Avenue. From there I ran the BST all the way into City Creek, and then straight home via E Street.

Conditions on the trail ranged from dry to muddy to snow packed, but other than a few sections that were so mucky that I was forced to walk, I ran the whole thing. Just over 10 miles and 16,000 feet of climbing.

Catherine got home from her run shortly after I got home from mine, but unfortunately she got sick shortly after that. That put an end to most of our plans for the rest of the day, but at least we were able to spend time together.

Because I enjoyed yesterday's run so much, I decided to run the same trail this morning. This time I ran the course in reverse, from City Creek to Dry Creek. Roughly the same pace, even though the climb out of City Creek seems steeper than the climb up Dry Creek. It's probably because the trails were drier this morning than they were yesterday.

It rained pretty hard this afternoon, so I don't think I'll be on the trails tomorrow. Instead, I think I'll go for an easy run on the treadmill before work, and if the weather clears up, I'll run up the west side of City Creek on Thursday.

GPS Report - March 8, 2010

GPS Report - March 9, 2010

*Edit: My brother points out that I misstated the vertical gain. I'll let you figure out what it should be.


Abominable's Main Squeeze said...

Happy 2 month anniversary!! Hope Catherine's feeling better--take good care of her (of course you will).

me said...

Eric was very sweet when I was sick. He held my hair and rubbed my back and got me things to throw up in. :)

Anonymous said...

lovely image...16,000 feet of climbing? Hmmm...where is this mystery mountain in Utah which climbs that much in 10 miles?

Faceless Ghost said...

It's the giant mountain that rises out of the valley like a unicorn's horn. But you can only see it if you believe in it.