With Alice still on restriction-which will continue for a few months until she is healed-the idea is to stay close to home. At least Salt Fork State Park is close to home.
The schedule said 10 easy trail miles. I decided to run the White Bridle Trail backwards to the route I usually take. I also wore capris, since I figured the trail would be very overgrown by now. Good call!
The Ring looming, I bought a pair of La Sportiva Ultraraptors, which has a better sticky grip on rocks. I thought I would wear them today just to see how they felt.
It's always fun to run a route in reverse. You see things that you don't see from the other direction.
So I started down the dirt road next to the horseman's camp. I knew about one mile I could jump back onto the Blue Blazed Bridle Trail and take that back.
About half way through the run, I could feel hot spots on both heels! WTH. I am now undecided about wearing these for The Ring. I will try a few more runs in the Ultra Raptors, but I might be back to the Hokas.
It was not a bad run, if I could call it that. Lots of mud led to the fun factor decreasing quite a bit, especially when splashing through the cow patty flavored water in the mud holes!