I had a high mileage week as well. On Thursday I slogged through (actually ran the first 10 at a decent clip) so I was approaching this run on tired legs. If everything went to plan I'd be hitting a 60 mile week, which I haven't seen in a LONG time... Suffice to say that is a good confidence builder when you can run 60 miles in a week.
To make it a little bit more interesting I did park in a new location so that if I did reach the upper limits of my run I'd be in "new" territory. I don't think I'll park in the lot I did again, though. While I did park near a busy street when I came back I found a new scratch on my car and my gas tank flap was open. I half suspected that someone tried to siphon gas from my car and had pried open my gas tank door. I didn't have much gas in my car or they didn't need much because I didn't notice any major decline.
Either way, the first 10 miles or so felt easy. I basically ran a 9:00 min / mile, which is probably way too fast for the pace I want to run when I do a full marathon. By mile 13 I was hurting but still for the most part I was enjoying my run. My pace really fell off around mile 17 or so.
I did wind up taking pictures at every mile until the batteries ran out on my phone. Luckily I do carry a spare but by the time I swapped the battery I had lost interest.
Either way here are the photos:
Just starting out
On a bridge, mile 1
Mile 3, cresting a mini hill
Mile 4 on my way to Taylorsville
Mile 5, Starts to get a bit more barren
Mile 6, more woods
Mile 7, more remote
Mile 8, it opens up. A lot more desolate
Mile 9. Never been this far north before.
Mile 9.5. Very desolate out here and sort of industrial. The trail was well maintained though.
I believe that is the I-80
The Jordan River really widens out here
Bike trail involves some bridges
A nice park. Usually people are playing soccer / football here
Only a mile or two left.
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