Did this today, leaving out the meander from the bottom of the main trail around the lake, primarily b/c it just looked boring. My R/T was 2.5 hours exactly from gate on Ramona side to turn around, but it was way harder than I expected. Think I was still beat from spinning classes yesterday.
The initial push up to the peak felt fine, but I still pushed hard to get there in 28 minutes — surprisingly slow — and then starting jogging down. Could tell my thighs were thrashed when I started back up. Struggled to pass a guy in his 60s (?), then had to take a break near the top and he passed me. Very odd. Then quads felt fine on second descent.
Suspect I was dehydrated. Weight Friday morning 206.7. Weight Saturday morning 204 something. Weight Sunday morning 200.1. Weight after Woodson 197 something. All changes are probably water weight loss, meaning I lost nearly 10 pounds (5%) of net weight in a little over 48 hour. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it. 🙂 Now, to drink some water.