Sometimes I like races with the element of the unknown, trails with new views and new corners to turn and explore. Such was the case last year when I ran the Corner Canyon 50K. Tomorrow I will be running it again and looking very forward to it. However, they played a sneaky trick and opened up a whole new section. Draper City recently acquired a brand new section of land and we will now be running almost 8 of the miles out there. Well, I decided I didn't want to be surprised and so I went for a little run this morning to check it out.
The temperature was a little cool and breezy which was actually perfect for a run. I'm hoping it stays that way tomorrow too. Last year was just too darn hot. The race was in August and so having it earlier this year will be so much nicer. I'm hoping for no bonking like I did in the heat last year.
The new section of trail was fine. I wouldn't say it was fabulous because anytime big hills are involved I don't get too excited. There were definitely some good, long climbs going on. There were some spectacular views though as I got further into this section. At one point I felt like I was on top of the mountain and wanted to bust out singing "The hills are alive, with the sound of music." I took no photos of the section but I will tomorrow. Maybe I'll even take a picture of me singing!
It was a beautiful day for a beautiful run out on the trails.