I added the extra 1.75 miles of the guardrail loop to today's run and I found I needed to take it easy on the steep climbs as that much stretching of the heels really aggravated them. Great running though! I managed to take it easy most of the way and listen to the new tunes I loaded on the new Nano my honey got me for Christmas. Good stuff!
Through the single track I would only run into one other runner and two more at the trailhead loading up on gels, as it looked like they might be heading out for another loop of a longer run.
Totals: 59:09 7.1 miles (8:20 pace)