Finished up the month w/ a total of 122 1/2 miles, only ran 17 times, gained over 11 1/2 thousand feet elevation.
Some highlights were running w/ my oldest daughter on the Rescue Run on New Years Day, running the first and second races of the Winter Distance Series w/ my Son - plus a few training runs with him also. I made it up to Barr Camp again - have managed to do so every month since (and including) August (for the Ascent) of last year.
Ran Waldo Canyon a couple of times - including last Thursday when I actually took 3 minutes off my best time there. That was nice because I felt like I could have gone harder on the way back down - but held back to conserve the hammies. The rest of the way around I managed to run just about all of it and a consistent pace.
On Sunday afternoon, while #12 was at Soccer Practice I ran through Bear Creek Park and then up Gold Camp road to just past the end of the paved section - a gradual climb of about 1300 feet that I had not run before. I wouldn't mind going up further some other time and meeting up w/ High Road - of the Summer Roundup 12K course - coming back down that.
Finished the month off yesterday afternoon trying something new in training for the Super Half Marathon coming up this Sunday. I ran with my hydration backpack - that itself is nothing new as I often take it w/ me on 8+ milers. But yesterday I filled it up w/ water and clothes - all totalling 7 extra pounds. The goal is by Sunday, to run a few more times with the same added weight - then without it on Sunday I will feel lighter and therefore faster. Will see how that goes.