A few days after arriving I ran the Canyon to Canyon Half Marathon. A beautiful dirt road out and back course along East Canyon Creek near Park City. In part it follows the California and Mormon Trail route of the 1840's. I ran a 1;43 and finished 1st in my old guy's age group.
Shoe of choice for the day the Hoka Huaka, reviewed here. No complaints at all. This is one versatile shoe, equally adept on road or trail.
|Hoka One One Huaka|
I ran hiked up and over Hidden Peak in the New Balance 980 Fresh Foam Trail. This is one fine technical trail shoe: supportive upper, smooth running on all surfaces, good grip without that I got lugs in the way feel on smoother trails and even roads. My go to shoe this summer when the trails are rougher and the miles longer. My earlier review here.
|Hiking to Mineral Basin at Dawn|
|Anna Frost came from behind for the win.|
|Sage Canaday dominated for the win in his Hoka Huaka|
This past Thursday I ran the Deseret Half Marathon in Salt Lake City. The course is downhill and actually follows another section of the California and Mormon Trails. It was in the high 70's at the 6AM start but didn't get much beyond 80 at the finish as some cloud cover came in to shield the sun. It still was warmer than I like for a half. I ran 2 minutes or so faster than last year with a 1:36.12 and was first in my age group.
Shoe of choice for the downhill course the Hoka Huaka, a perfect choice. As with all my races this month wore the adidas Climachill tops and never felt over-heated. They are onto something. Climachill review here.
Friends Wendy and Krystina also ran very well. Wendy also finished first in her age group with Krystina, in a very tough "younger folks" category, placing 6th.
|Hatus place 6th, 1st, and 1s|
My friend Bryon Powell of iRunFar was in Park City so we got together for an 11 miler on the trails and bike paths in Round Valley this past weekend. We staged this fun shot.
|Round Valley Park City. Photo Credit: Bryon Powell iRunFar.|