With a long run of 9 miles on New Year’s Day, my goal for this week was to go just a bit longer. Erik and Krysti Ruble met me at the ridge of San Francisquito Canyon. We opted for a run on the dirt road rather than the PCT. We went out five miles and back. The run starts with a climb that seems to almost level off after almost a mile. Just prior to two miles it gets tough with a high point at around 3. Altogether we climbed about 800 feet in 3 miles. After the high point we went down and then up again. For me it was a nice run. I almost feel ready to try a half…. just to finish, of course.