BAILEY CANYON RUN TODAY.
I flew down to SoCal this morning. Andy picked me up and we headed to Bean town for a smoothie. Andy had to work, and I wanted to run the Bailey canyon to Mt. Wilson mini loop.
I headed out and ran the 1.5 mile on the road to the trailhead. I decided today I would count the switchbacks.
The climb is long and pretty steep at times. It has some very long drop offs too. I only saw 3 people and two dogs on the way up to Jones peak. I absolutely love this trail it is very challenging. The trail is quite overgrown in areas.
I was on a mission to climb fast and hard which I did. This is my last long run I have San Diego 100 and just wanted to stretch my legs.
I saw this beautiful yellow flower with a bee on it. A perfect picture ;)
Ok I made it up this this junction(Jones Peak behind me) in 79 min. after counting and climbing the 74 switchbacks, yep 74 freaking switchbacks that's a lot!!!! Awesome work out!!!
My trail in that little line so far away. That's where I was heading to, the Mt. Wilson trail. The trail connector trail sucks very overgrown and lots of stickers that get in your shoes and socks.
Just before I started the down hill I saw a little friend, Mr. Horny Toad. I love these guys they blend in so well you hardly notice them.
On my way down the Wilson trail I stopped and talked with a guy doing trail work. The Mt. Wilson trail will be this Saturday. They are getting the trail ready for the runners. Everyone I passed asked are you running the Mt. Wilson race??? I shocked them by answering them back no I'm running a 100 mile trail race Saturday. I just continued running down the trail leaving them confused and probably with more questions but I was on a Mission to finish in under 3 hours.
I did 2:25. I feel ready to run San Diego 100 now.
I will be running with Andy so send us positive vibes. It's going to be fun.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend.