Trail Zealot

Colorado hiking, Appalachian Trail thru-hiking, and more...

Jan. 16, 2020, 9:16 a.m.

Basically reversed yesterday's run. Looked at how steep the descent from Wonderland Hill was, and wondered what it would be like to run up it. Not very bad, but I think I was prepared for something more. It was nice to get the climbing out of the way quickly, by mile 2. Felt pretty good. It is easier for some reason to run under control when I dress on the warm side. I settle in and don't push it so often. Maybe I am subconsciously afraid of overheating, maybe I just don't have to run fast to stay warm.
I hope this run represents me turning the corner for getting out a little earlier. There isn't that much of a logistical difference, but I prefer to bask in the afterglow of a run over waiting in anticipation. Feels like I can move on with my day.
Power spike near the end is me pulsing to get past a competitive runner. Which, I know, makes me a competitive runner by default. But he was running slow until I caught up! I like to tell myself I just want to run in peace and not be stuck behind someone on a sidewalk, but a tiny race does give me a thrill.