Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Snowball Week 45

Haven't done one of these in awhile, but I figured it was time to start them back up, so here it goes.

Mon - 0hr - Drove down to Saxapahaw to see Dr. Dog in concert at the Haw River Ballroom.  Super show and an awesome venue!

Tues - 76min/ 7m/ 1500' - Uwharrie - Hannah and I headed out to these ancient hills since we were in the area (had to head back down home to vote).  Great run and Hannah got to preview half of the 8-miler course.  I always forget how technical the terrain is there.

Wed - 68min/ 7m/ 1600' - Crowders - Out and back on Turnback and Ridgeline.  Finished in the dark right before the park closed.

Thur - 48min/ 5m/ 0' - Davidson Track - Met up with Tommy to get in a speed workout.  Workout was 6x400m at 5:55min/mile pace with 400m jogging breaks in between each repeat.  This workout was great.

Fri - 0hr - Drove down to Brevard for the next day's Toxaway Twenty.  Discovered a beautiful back road route to Asheville that was just as long time wise as the typical interstate route.  Had a great time hanging out with Matt, Adam, and Isaiah.

Sat -2hrs59min/ 18.5/ 5500' - The Toxaway Twenty - What a great route this was out in Gorges State Park.  The fall colors were still lingering down low and the Foothills trail was an amazing piece of craftsmanship.  I felt really solid about my time on this run as well and was able to hang on to the fast boys for the majority of the run.

Sun - 4hrs9min/ 18/ 6000' - Snowball From Hill - Mad A and I went and explored some more of his backyard and a potential fun run for the future.  This run was just stellar.  The time was a bit slow, but I was feeling the hard effort of the prior day and made the mistake of not carrying enough calories for the run and promptly bonked a little over midway through.  We also made a video of this run.  You should check it out.

Totals =

Time - 10hrs20min
Miles - 55.5
Vert - 14,600'

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