I signed up this morning for the Sycamore Canyon run in Malibu for Sunday morning. The distance is about equivalent to the long runs I’ve been doing for the past several months but there will be a lot more elevation gain over the course – around 3000 feet compared to my long route which is maybe like 500 to 700.
I always get super nervous before these types of events. There are so many unknowns. I’ve never run on those trails before although I’ve been camping in the campsite where the trailhead starts so that gives me some idea of what the area is like.
My plan is to take it really easy and drink lots of fluids and eat good foods these last couple days before the run and then just carry that right into the run itself – take it easy, walk up the steep stuff, don’t worry about time but keep moving, drink, drink, drink…
Right now the weather forecast for Sunday in Malibu looks pretty nice – Low 50 High 70. There was a thick marine layer out here against the foothills this morning that lasted until around 9am. Hopefully that cooling fog will last a little longer out in Malibu this Sunday.