|Guadelupe Peak, Texas. |
I have been reading through, and digitising, my old training diaries. It is a nostalgic and self-indulgent pastime, but is a source of ideas for this blog and resurrects many memories of races and runs that I had all but forgotten. Other runs are still quite vivid in my memory and I start anticipating them as I move through the diary towards the date on which they occurred.
|The approach to Guadelupe Peak.|
|Looking south to Guadelupe Peak from the Bowl Trail. |
|The trail to Guadelupe Peak. |
|View from Guadelupe Peak. |
The return trip was much faster and exhilarating in parts, though I still needed to take great care with my foot placement and the sharp switch-backs, and I finished in just over one and a half hours for the return journey. It was a special and still memorable run.
I walked about 9km today, doing some more exploring around McMasters Beach and Bouddi National Park. Although I managed the walk OK, there were occasions during it, and later in the day, when I could feel my heart racing and that wasn't pleasant. On the plus side, my breathing remained steady and I didn't have to rest. It did remind me, however, that I'm not the person I was six weeks ago.