Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mt. Scott Road Trip

Saturday a group of friends from the running club decided to do a road trip to the Wichita Mountains, run up Mt. Scott and then go to Meers for their famous hamburgers. We met to carpool and headed down to the park. It was a great group. It was what I love, a group of people who you don't have to watch what you say around. We ran/walked up the mountain (big hill for those of you in states with real mountains). It was about 3 miles up, and it was a good workout. We stayed at the top and took a lot of pictures, and then headed back down. It was hard to hold back, and finally after I realized I had a chance to run my fastest mile ever, I just let go. I was running close to a 6:15 minute mile. My best total mile was 6:23, but Garmin says my fastest pace was 5:45. If only.........
It was starting to get hot, and we decided to head on to part two, Meers for hamburgers. You usually have to wait in line here, but we got there almost at opening time, so we got right in. I had eaten here once before after the Spirit of Survival Marathon on my birthday last year, but I was sick after finishing and really didn't enjoy the visit. I enjoyed it much better this time. It was a great road trip, and we're planning another one at the end of this month.
Sunday I ran trails with some Trail running club friends. And this morning I did some speed work.


Southbay Girl said...

Mt scott wasn't a trail? Did Willie do this with you? I asked him if he was ever going to trail run-take him out for a trail run!!! Trail running ROCKS!!!

I'm glad you were able to enjoy the burger joint this time! When i drive thru Oklahoma in December-we'll all have to meet for a beer!

Willie said...

Sounds like a great trip, oh wait, I was THERE! It was awesome and you were FLYING down that hill. I tried to keep up but you smoked me.

Don't listen to Southbay Girl, I don't want to run trails. They hurt.