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Blane County Adams Gulch Trail

I had Saturday afternoon all to myself and decided that I needed some trail time near Sun Valley.

I have wanted to do Adams Gulch trail for a while, but last summer, the high water levels had made some of the water crossings where you would have to get wet. So last year, I wussed out and did not do any of that. This year, the water is low and the trees are starting to change color, so with a little encouragement from the Elephants Perch instagram account earlier this year, I decided to hit up this trail.


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The directions to the trail posted on the Blane County Rec site was spot on. It was easy to find using the directions posted. Turn on Adams Gulch road from Highway 75. I came from the north.


There was a little road construction on the bridge leading to the trailhead. No biggie. The trailhead was packed with vehicles. This place really is happening!

Someone Agrees With Me

Today's after work workout was 5 sweaty miles at Ghetto Renew.
1st mile was 1.0 incline and a 13 min/mi. Then I stopped and got the fan. There was a girl working out on the treadmill next me me and she said I had the right idea with the fan. I told her that I left a note the other day to turn down the temps. She said that she didn't think that they care about what the members think. I then told her that I complain on twitter a lot about this place and on YELP but the owners has his friends post positive reviews to counteract the bad. (I actually see that the took down the previous location and replaced it with a new one that has no feedback - I'll change that!) She asked how long I was a member and I said about a year. She thought that it was funny that I have been a member so long and that I still hate it. Anyways, we chatted a bit more and someone agrees with me that ghetto renew is ghetto.

I also shared the fan with her. Cuz we bonded.

My next 4 miles were -3.0 to +1.0 incline. I pushed myself the last 2 miles to go faster then 5.0. I did 5.5 for one mile and kicked it up to 6.0, 6.3, and 7.0. I know a scheduled easy run shouldn't be speed work but, ya know, I felt good and so I did it. I really wanted to do another few more miles but I will save that for, maybe, tomorrow night.

I gave my legs some good stretching and foam rolled over my IT band. My left one is more painful then the right.

Post run posing in the mirror...

Do you ever get chatty with people in the gym? I usually don't because, well they are there, hopefully in their zone in their workout, which is my purpose - of going in to get into the workout zone. Today, I bonded over the use of the fan, so I allowed the chat.

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