The start was a little cold but I warmed up quickly while climbing to the top of Pinnacle. Running down the Ridge line trail was chilly. The wind blew out of the south but once I dropped off the top of the ridge line, my hands warmed up. The rest of the run was super nice. I encountered numerous hikers and runners along the trail. A few day hikers were hanging out on the top of Brown Mt.
Shout out the State Park workers. The trail has been cleared of trees so I didn't have obstacles to overcome during this run.
To give you some idea of the elevation changes, I pulled a copy of my Garmin results to include here.
Looking this chart, this course does not look all that hard, but let me tell you. I was breathing pretty hard in several sections and had some quad burning as well.
Apparently, whether I am going up hill or downhill, my pace doesn't have a tremendous amount of change in it. Of course, this is from a training run where I was more interested in enjoying a beautiful day on the trails. Some sight seeing is allowed.
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Kickin' up trail dust
The Cool Down Runner