Sunday, April 30, 2006

Back to Bonelli

Sunday morning when I rolled out of bed, I was surprised at how good my legs felt after yesterday's long run. I was planning on running in Chino Hills State Park after I dropped my son off in Corona at the paintball park. He wanted to watch a tournament scheduled today. This morning though he couldn't drag himself out of bed. He had trouble falling asleep last night. I opted instead to run in Bonelli.

I hit the same trails on the south side of the park that I did last Sunday. I decided to run the loop counter-clockwise today. My intent was to avoid the uphill switchbacks between 3.5 and 4 miles. The crazy thing is I think the hills are longer, just more gradual, going this way. There is a fairly long downhill on the back stretch when you go clockwise, but it turns into a much steeper and longer uphill when you go the opposite direction. How does that happen? During the run I pretty much decided that this direction is actually harder than the normal direction. All the mountain bike races always go clockwise. There must be a reason for that. Maybe my legs were more tired than I initially thought.

Miles this week: 31
Miles for April: 168.8 (my highest mileage month ever!)
Miles for 2006: 504.3 (not bad I guess, considering January was less than 50 miles)

7 comments:

olga said...

Long runs with friends are so great! Congrats on your big mile month, way to go!

Mike said...

Solid work this weekend Darrell- great that you were right back out there after that 20 the day before!

Robb said...

Nice job with all those miles in April. It feels good to set new high water marks. Good on you.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Keep up the excellent milege. Just keep remembering "hills are our friends".

angie's pink fuzzy said...

good job on the mileage!!

Rae said...

Awesome job on the April mileage! That's huge!!

robtherunner said...

Congratulations on the new high mileage total and remember, hills are our friends.