FKT: Alana Papula - Big Sur Loop (CA) - 2022-03-20

Route variation
lollipop loop
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Total time
10h 38m 20s

I wanted to give this route another shot and see if I could shave off some time by being less conservative in the beginning.  I still packed a ton of stuff for the event my ankle gave out and it became a hobble festival (thankfully not).  I tried to run/shuffle as much as possible, but the steep stuff I am still only able to walk.  I set out after sunrise, carrying only 1 L of water for most of the time because streams are so frequent.  Mostly #unfiltered.  Sadly lost one of my water bottles along the way :( I'm sorry, Big Sur.  Saw several cool brown newts.  Wore my hideous grey 'never-have-sex-again' hat for most of the miles, very thrilling.  Sadly ran out of high-GI food and bonked around mile 20, resorting to licking a few Tbsp of dry hydration mix out of a plastic bag.  Overall, very fun!  If I hadn't run out of food, I may have been a bit faster, but ultimately I will need to make big strides in aerobic capacity and muscle power-endurance before I can significantly improve this time.  Looking forward to literally any other female on earth trying this route and setting the fkt unintentionally XD