Running 4:15:00  34.61 km (7:22 / km) +2023m 5:42 / km
Ran up to Cloud's Rest from Yosemite Valley. I really didn't feel tired until the final 25%. And I think that fatigue was due in part to a bit of dehydration. I drank 5.5 liters of water over the run, but I suppose I might need a bit more when it's this dry and hot.
Really beautiful the whole way up and the view is tough to equal. Seeing into Tenaya Canyon was something special. Seeing all the other peaks made me want to keep the run going. Crossing the valleys and bagging a few more 3000+m peaks. But I wasn't prepared to run for that long. So I returned to the valley whence I came.
Made it up in 2h28 and back down in 1h47.
Two big disappointments of the run:
- How easy the trail was. Not even close to the technical terrain you can encounter in the Northeast. The first (and last) 6k were mostly paved. But I suppose that's what you have to do for a trail that popular.
- How few people understood the meaning of on your left (or right). When I yell on your left 10 seconds out and all 6 of your group move to both sides of the trail, something has gone wrong.
I would have liked to have really gone after a fast time on the downhill but there were too many people. Oh well. Just got to enjoy the spectacular views.