Lost on Mount Sanitas
My next marathon is in a couple of weeks so I’ve been logging plenty of miles lately. I had a 10 mile run scheduled yesterday but it was -5, pitch black, and very windy at my house when I needed to get started so I decided to change things up and do a shorter, more intense run. So – I drove to the office and ran Mount Sanitas – a mainstay 5 mile loop with serious elevation.
The top 25% was ice (doh). Since I was wearing regular running shoes, that was entertaining enough, but then I got lost coming down the back side (apparently a common occurrence.) At some point I realized I was climbing down the side of the mountain.
Oops. Check the drop at 2.5m. I descended over 500 ft without making an inch of forward progress. Yes – it was all ice.
I only fell twice. My left ankle is sore today, but nothing that’s going to slow me down. And – I ended up getting in an almost 2 hour run anyway (at the expense of my first meeting of the day – Bijan: thanks for understanding.)