Saturday, December 20, 2014

Round Valley, Park City UT Trail Running Magic

Wendy, Larry and I had a fabulous 10 mile run in the now extended Round Valley open space. Larry took us on a side trail to an old quarry with hanging truck and with an incredible vista of the Synderville Basin, the Canyons, and the Wasatch Range.

The Park City area has 400 miles of immaculate trails all suitable for running. Running paradise with even over 40 miles of trails groomed for running and nordic skiing in winter as well as 2 indoor tracks.  Mo Farah, Shalane Flanagan, and Galen Rupp train here regularly. Info and trail maps here

View from Round Valley across Synderville Basin towards Canyons Ski Resort and Wasatch Range

Larry is a hard core trail runner, no pavement for him, ever

Wendy is a top AG road and trail runner in the Park City and Salt Lake area

I wore the incredible adidas Terrex Boost trail shoes
adidas Terrex Boost

adidas Terrex Boost
Very stable with great grip on the snow, frozen mud, and occasional ice yet with some of that Boost magic to soften the big lugs and trail.  A great shoe to handle rough trails in comfort and with decent agility. adidas Terrex Boost review here. They will be on the market in Spring 2015.

Happy Holidays and Happy Trails to Everyone!

Our route:


Joel said...

I've only been to Park City for running once, but I thought the mid-mountain trail was a terrific single track for running. Gorgeous views, beautiful woods, reasonable elevation change.

Sam Winebaum said...

Joel, The Mid Mountain Trail is fantastic. Every summer there is a Triple Trail Challenge: 16 miler to top of Park City Mountain Jupiter Peak and back, then a couple of weeks later a half going around what you saw in that picture, and a few weeks after that Mid Mountain Marathon from Deer Valley to Canyons. I have done the series 4 times and if you complete you get a nifty jacket. My buddy Eddie is one of only now 2 who have done all 9 editions with the 10th next year. One year he limped through all 3 on an artificial knee that he got in June, only a few months before. Now he has a new hip and I am betting he will do it again and then the both of them , the other being a gal will "retire".

steve said...

I love that hanging truck in the quarry. It's a little out of the way but it's nice that RV will be finally connected to Trailside through that general area.