Mission Peak

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Trip Stats
Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes, 11 seconds
Length: 6.1 miles
Vertical up: 2206.3 ft
Vertical down: 2206.3 ft
Average speed: 4.2 mph

This is my first run up Mission Peak which I will be visiting later this year at the Ohlone 50k. I took me a bit over 50 minutes to summit. It is a pretty steep climb at points, that eases up in the mid section with some nice long switch backs. Needless to say, there was a lot of walking involved. It was a gorgeous day and my legs felt really good. I did not take the exact way the Ohlone 50k goes as I took the straight shot to the summit. They take the more round above Horse Heaven Trail that I will save for another time.

The one bummer about the run is the Montrail Hard Rock's tear up my right heel creating a ton of friction and blisters. I like the feel of the shoes, otherwise. With that complaint out of the way, my left hamstring hung in like a champ. Took it really easy on the descent, though.

It would take a real monster to run up this without stopping. My buddy Jason was able to make it up the Powerlines Trail at Rancho sans stopping, but I could never do it. I don't think I would every try to get up Mission Peak that way. Too steep for me. But it was really nice doing a run/walk combo. Plan on coming back prior to Ohlone 50K and running down the backside into Ohlone Wilderness.


nrmrvrk said…
I got up the powerlines exactly once without stopping. I'd love to try again or try this trail. I got my Orthotics yesterday so I can start running on them in about a week. My knee still hurts though. Stupid thing is taking forever to calm down even with PT 2x / week.
nockee said…
Jason, how are the orthotics coming?