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)