Along with the half marathon this day, Coastal Trail Runs was also having a four mile, 10-mile, marathon and ultra-marathon (50k). We all started at 8:00 am and followed along the same course for the first five miles. The first two miles was a slight, steady incline. We ran for a while until Stacey's shins became on fire. We started hiking and ran when she felt well enough. But, as luck would have it - as soon as her shins stretched out, the steep climbs started. From mile two to the summit was 99% steep with a few yards that were runnable. There is over 3,800 feet of climb in this "run". We did the best we could but stopped as often as we wanted to take pictures and enjoy the views.
You see, this run was on my "bucket list" for more than one reason. Last year I did two organized runs on Mount Diablo. The first one was a marathon which I absolutely LOVED! The second one was a 25k that took me DOWN! I really wanted to get that "loving feeling" back about Mount Diablo. I did it!
So anyway, back to the run.
Happy girls at the finish
09/19 - 14 mile trail run
09/20 - 2.75 mile walk
09/21 - 10 hours of walking at Disneyland
09/22 - 3 hours of walking at Downtown Disney