Running 3:08:00  17.0 mi (11:04 / mi) +2100ft 9:54 / mi
shoes: Altra Lone Peaks
Gold Hill down to Salina / Fourmile Canyon, up to Sunset, up Switzerland Trail to Gold Hill Rd, down to Gold Hill. Ran the first 10 without stopping. Took it easy on the Swiss uphill because (a) I was starting to feel under the weather but more importantly (b) the day was so perfect and I wanted it to last as long as possible. Ran the final stretch back to GH. Put some electrolytes in my water pack and didn't need to eat anything on the run.
I started and my 2016 trail running season with this route (see 28 May 2016 entry). Five months later, I'm ending it with the same route and with reflections on a very memorable and successful 5 months of outdoor Colorado bliss.