Run: Bear Peak [Fern] (4.81 mi)

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The mountain was surrounded in fog this morning. From the top, it was a sea of clouds.


The Strava Challenge sucked me over to Bear today. I was happy to go. Something new. Hadn’t seen the burn area from Bear yet. SoBo was cooked! PR by a few seconds with 51:42 on the route with total hiking up Fern. Finally, something positive. It was wet from the rain last night too so traction was iffy in spots. I think my HR work is helping already at getting me back to being bursty on shorter stuff.

Bummer…my Garmin was off in the weeds at the start so this run didn’t register in the challenge. Means I have to do it again! No worries. Or I might see if I can edit this track a bit to get it to take.

BTW this route is the hiking master. After doing Green front side on Tuesday then this today it was no comparison.

I went 4.81 miles with an elevation gain of 2,671 feet in 01:29:07, which is an average pace of 18:31. Heart rate average was 141. View my GPS data on Garmin Connect.

  • Timko

    Strava didn’t register my Sanita’s properly as I stopped my watch between warmup and starting at the bridge for 5 minutes, and I guess the GPS was off so it thought I started the track during my warmup split. Boo. At least, that’s my excuse.

    • I was worried about that too. Its never clear where the exact start/stop are and it depends how you go through that point. Plus, they only look at moving time which is starting to bug me.

      • Timko

        I figured next time I go for one, I’ll just reset the watch right at the beginning and make sure to just start my watch a few feet before what “I” think is the start (end of the bridge for sanitas). Or just say fuck it and join the Strava sucks camp. It could be off quite a bit though which is a bummer for our types of FKT’s. I think once on Sanitas, it registerd my ‘segment” as being a minute faster as I guess it thought I hit the summit much sooner than I actually did. A minute faster on Sanitas is significant.

        • I didn’t analyze your track but its moving time. Strava takes out that second you paused on that rock. Then another over there. 60 pauses like that…well, you know what I mean.