Distance: 9 miles
Weather: Cool and clear
Late afternoon run in Elk Meadow Open Space. I was feeling the desire to get back on trails and get a bit of elevation gain. Started in the lower lot and ran up Sleepy S to Elk Run to Meadow View and Too Long. I opted not to do the one-mile out-and-back to the summit and instead completed the upper loop by coming down via the Bergen Peak, Meadow View and Sleepy S trails. Hit the junction to the summit trail in 49:25, which is about six minutes off my PR. Picked up the final 3/10s of a mile to get an even nine miles by doing cool-down loops in the parking lot.
Ran an easy effort today, staying easily out of the red zone. Average HR was 144. Elevation gain was 1,730 feet.