Posted on March 31, 2018
Old Prospect Trail and Clumsy Feet
I started my run out of Johnson Ranch today. When I reached Froom Canyon, I decided to check out the Old Prospect Trail since I had never explored it very far. I honestly didn’t think it would go very far, but I was wrong. The steep trail connects up to the Wednesday Trail and the Ocean View Trail. So you can get a lot of miles out of the combination of Johnson Ranch and Irish Hills Preserve.
I was stumbling a lot today right from the start. I felt really clumsy until I realized that it wasn’t me being clumsy, but my feet. I just had to keep a close eye on them to make sure they didn’t purposely faceplant me. I honestly didn’t think I would make it through the run without a fall, but incredibly, I made it.
It got a bit warm near the end, and there were tons of people on the trails near the parking lot, but everyone was polite and aware, so it was fine. I was super happy that my shins were not bothering me at all today even though they really worried me just two days ago on a five miler. No idea how that works, but I’m happy. Next week is the Tar Springs 25k. Should be fun!