Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Muddy Sunday

Today dawned drizzly after a whole night of rain. My original plan had been to head onto the Santa Monica mountain fire roads for my last long run before the Mt Si Ultra Marathon on April 10. Knowing those would be fairly hard to manage today, I came up with a different plan.

The parkland next to the Santa Monica bluffs has dirt paths. Figuring those would be like the trail run conditions at Mt Si, I headed there for 4 laps between Ocean and Colorado and 26th and San Vicente.

28 miles and 4 hours, nineteen minutes later, I was caked with mud as seen in this self portrait shot.

It looks worse than it felt is all I can say!