14 on the PCT – 1000 for the year.

December began with a day of rest, Thursday. Well, rest from running. I did go to the Clayve and do about 30 minutes of work.

Friday I ran with the team. We did the dice game. You run a lap, you roll the dice, the dice give you a quantity and type of exercise, you run a lap and repeat. I ended up with about 4 miles.

Saturday, more rest.

This morning I did something I about my recent lack of endurance runs. I met Dave Weary, Joel Lazano, Dennis White and Jim Haskett at the PCT / San Francisquito Canyon. Everyone had their own plans. In fact, it turned out that Dave, Dennis and I were all closing in on 1000. I knew I was close but I did not recall the exact amount. As we headed out Dave, Dennis, Joel and I stayed pretty close together. Joel turned around at the 5 mile mark. After we crossed Spunky Edison road, at 7 miles I turned around. I turned, where I turned,  just because I figured 14 sounded better than 13 point something. Dave continued planning on turning at 8, for a 16 miler to finish 1000. Dennis planned to go to the next ridge and turn back for 18, though he needed 20 to get 1000.

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As it turned out, when I finished, with 14.2 somehow…. the Garmin was a little inconsistent measuring the way out compared to the way back… My total came up with 1000.07 for the year…. Woo Hoo!

1000-miles

More pleasing than the arbitrary annual total, though was the fact that 14 miles felt pretty good. Next week I will shoot for 16 and the week after I plan on running the Paramount 30K. I registered this week, knowing I could drop it to a half if I wanted to.

Also very pleasing, and somewhat surprising, I set two PRs out there on my run. The very first climb heading up from San Francisquito and another right after the turn around.

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