low clouds, snowing, damp trail
mind/body - really good
27 seconds!! That's all ! 27 seconds separate me from immortality!
Mystical day at Mt. Falcon. The low lying, fast moving clouds were dancing across the hill tops, sprinkling snowflakes down ever so gently. In the valley it was gusting horizontal snow that kept most people away from Falcon today. Normally on a Saturday that place is packed but I pretty much had the mountain to myself. I knew once I got into the trees it would be peaceful... and that it was!
I started the run not knowing if I even wanted to run but knew that I had to get it in. With that mindset I eased into the run but by my first split I knew I was gonna have a good day. I felt very, very strong the entire loop. My breathing was relaxed and my legs were strong. Here are my splits for those who know Falcon:
- Turkey Trot 17:33
- Shelter 29:40
- Start Parmalee 50:25
- End Parmalee 1.08:58
- End Ute/Elbow 1.33:39
- Finished 2.00:27
If any of you out there know of someone who can or has broken two hours on a full loop of Falcon I'd love to hear about it. btw - a full loop is every inch of every trail.