Cat tracks are boring, so we jumped on the Cirque Trail and took the ridge to the summit. A little running and a lot of "fast hiking" on the steeps landed us on the summit, tagging the warming hut in 46:33. That's the fastest I've gone but I think keeping to the cat track would be the fastest. I'll find out another day.
We regrouped on top and threw a few rocks like little kids on a summer day before shuffling back down to the car.
Runs like this are great prep for bigger projects like the Grand Teton Speed Run, which has seen a rejuvenation of interest this summer. With the record being an insane 3 hours 6 minutes, and standing since 1983, we're not going to touch that. But, we will try our hand a couple times to smooth out the route and try to run as fast as we can. More later...
That's were the Sugarhouse Track Club comes into play. A solid group has been meeting once a week for intervals in the park or a mountain type run as well as daily easy runs around the city or convenient trails. The idea is to maintain/improve fitness for winter and to prepare for some impending summer/fall projects such as the GT, Trans Zion, and Rim to Rim to Rim. The more the merrier so if anyone is interested, contact me here or at email@example.com and I'll add you to the list of folks that get the invites.