It was a beautiful morning with the air fresh and clean from a light rain that started yesterday afternoon and continued through last night.
I made good time up (2:45) and the round trip time of 4:03 is right on my race pace goal for the Angeles Crest.
I ran in my back-up pair of Merrell Ascend Gloves from 2013, the ones that I used primarily during the 2014 season. These shoes last! I tucked a liner in the shoes with a 4mm wedge in the heel for the walk up, then took this out for the run down. The achilles felt good the whole way.
A little discomfort in the power walk up, the glutes and hamstring on the injured leg are still a bit weak. The run down was great, I feel like I am gaining strength, and managed just under 8 minute miles the whole way.
I feel like I owe a very big thank you to the orthopedic surgeon who screwed me back together after my fall last May.
|View from the Mt Wison Toll Road running down this morning- LA in the distance|