14 strong gathered in the rain for a new hill to explore.
Directions. Reverse Carillon route to the edge of Windsor Farms. Then deviate and turn right on Douglasdale road to go down the hill. 4 milers–go down Douglasdale to the end, turn around and head back.
5 milers–Run down Douglasdale, but turn right on Loch Lomond, go to dead end and head back to Douglasdale. Turn right on Douglasdale, go to end, and on the way up the hill turn right to go on the other side of Loch Lomond to the end and back, then head up Douglasdale to the starting place. Then run down and up Douglasdale one more time.
6 milers–Same as 5 milers but do an additional Loch Lomond loop.
COT-Sippy took us out.
Moleskin. YHC has explored these hills before as they are a short distance from his house. It is about a 1/3 mile from the bottom of Douglasdale to the top, and the full loop with the Loch Lomond spurs is about 1 mile. Having not run these in the dark before, YHC was not aware of the aggressive security guard stationed at the bottom of Douglasdale. We all got yelled at and made quick turn-arounds at the bottom. Someone should post what they are guarding down there! At least we gave them something unusual this morning.
YHC was not planning on running this morning due to some Plantar Fasciitis, but when Guiness showed up late, he decided to be a good host and join him for a nice jog, and the foot loosened up. We also had a nice conversation about dealing with injuries, F3, faith and disillusionment, etc. The banter kept YHC’s mind off of the pain. The foot feels better still! Just what I needed Guiness!
A few of the PAX ran the regular carillon route, while others got a little bit lost on Douglasdale. Par for the course for a new route. Those that did stay on course were treated to a nice dose of hills that some appreciated, while others (Upchuck) did not.