Mon - 0hr - rest
Tues - 65min/ 7.5m / 700' - Fisher Farm - first run in a spring rain this year. Felt good and took the Haitori's on there first trail run. Surprisingly they did well, although my calves felt it.
Wed - 1hr50min/ 10m/ 2000' - Crowders Mt St Pk - super relaxed effort on the trails. Once I was done, I hadn't even felt like I had ran. Which is a good thing a suppose.
Thurs - 62min/ 7.5m/ 500' - Hawk Loop - felt pretty sluggish today, and it took awhile for my muscles to loosen up. Guess I am feeling yesterday's run after all, albeit a day later. haha
Fri - 0hr - driving to Asheville so no time to run
Sat - 2hr50min56sec/ 15m/ 4000' - Seven Sisters Summit Run - Set a PR!!!! From the start I new I was going to break 3 hours on this beast. My goal was to go 2:50 or better so, I guess you can say I did more or less. I could have been several minutes quicker, but I was having some weird issues with my heart rate getting jacked on the climbs later in the run. I think this came from a combination of the altitude, fatigue, heat, and taking two espresso gels! Next time I'll stay away from the caffeine in runs with a lot of climbing.
Sun - 1hr46min/ 10.5m/ 2200' - Bent Creek - beautiful loop in the experimental forest. route was: explorer, chestnut cove, FS 479m, sleepy gap, mst, FS 479, lower sidehill, sidehill connector. It was a bit humid, but other than that it was gorgeous.
Time - 8hr33min
Miles - 50.5
Vert - 9400'
I had some really good runs this week and my PR at SSSR definitely shows how much I have improved since this point last year. I shaved 18 minutes off of last year's time! Granted I was having a pretty crappy day when I ran this run last year, but there is no way I would have went that low. And what is even greater about this PR, is that I feel like I could definitely go lower on this amazingly beautiful, steep, and technical loop. Hate that Mad A wasn't able to make it out this year. Sunday's run was phenomenal and I felt surprisingly well after Saturday's super hard effort. So glad I get to get up to Asheville so often. Hopefully I will be a resident there one day.