This weekend’s 20mile run could have been boring, but thanks to Angel Island, I was able to get both hill training and distance training in a beautiful setting within the San Francisco bay area. I’ve already made one trail report on Angel Island, but this is the first for 2012. Also, I was able to actually discover new areas that I hadn’t found in my previous visits to the island. Round and round we went, as you can see below:
There is wildlife all through the island, including deer. During my run, I saw several deer along the fire road, but they seemed to avoid the main perimeter road. So, if you’re looking for Bambi, make sure to stay off the main thoroughfare.
Arriving at the island at 8am was a blessing. It seems that most people don’t make it to Angel Island until 11am or later, and that meant for the first part of my run I essentially had the entire island to myself.
Along with the run, I also stopped long enough to play with the GoPro, and make a little running video: