It was a beautiful morning! Clear and cold, but no rain, just magnificent cloud walls over Los Angeles and the back range. I fast hiked to Echo Mountain (2.7miles) and started running there on the traverse trail over to the Mt. Lowe railway. I ran comfortably up to Markham saddle and took this photo looking east towards Mt Wilson and the Mt Baldy high country:
On through the Mueller tunnel and hit the Mt Wilson Road for the 2 mile run up to Wilson summit (11.75 miles, 2:25). I was mindful of my footing as there were patches of ice on the road and it was COLD. I picked up water at the faucet north of the summit snack bar and ran the return trip down after donning a windbreaker as my fingers had gone numb.
It was a fast run down and I felt solid the whole way; total time was 4:06 despite the 4800 ft of climb and having walked the first 2.7 miles. Wonderful morning! Hip felt good as did the achilles; it felt to good to run reasonably fast.