Tues - off
Wed - 35min/ 4m/ 300' - Jacob Fork Park - Heard that there was new trail built at a local park so I thought I would check it out. Pretty nice work they did out there. The mtn bike trail is about 2.5 miles long and there is a .5 mile rock dust trail around the baseball fields to round out a short taper workout.
Thurs - 48min/ 6.2m/ 400' - DART - Another great run with the DART crew in Davidson. Felt fresh today! Taper is starting to work.
Fri - off
Sat - 2hrs47min/ 16.5m/ 3500' - Sultan 50k - Got out for half of the Sultan 50k since I have Uwharrie next week but I had a blast. I meet everyone at the start and tried to get pics of everyone heading up the trail at the start. Then I drove over to the turnaround and waited for the front runners to show up and run back with them. I hit the trail with Chubby Cheetah and was taking it pretty easy most of the day, but then I started to keep up with the Cheetah on the downhills and got myself in cat and mouse game with him. I didn't realize what I was doing until I was almost done and promptly slowed my butt down coming into the finish. No need to reck the body before Uwharrie. Afterward I just sat around by the fire and enjoyed sharing company with a bunch of great folks from all over NC, SC, and VA. Great day and extremely scenic run! Love the South Mountains!
Sun - off - repairing an old beat up pair of outsoles on my Nike Zoom Streak XC most of the day. Glad to say that I think with the hefty portion of shoegoo I slapped on those suckers, I may get another 100 miles out of them. Love those shoes!
Time - 6hrs10min
Miles - 32.7
Vert - 6,200'
Feeling pretty solid about the first taper week for Uwharrie, but I am not a big fan of tapers. I feel like I am missing out on some truly epic training runs. Just goes to show that it isn't about the races, its about the fun you have in the training.
|panorama from Looking Glass|
|Up on Looking Glass with Pilot Mtn in the background|
|An Icy Upper Falls|
|One of the views from Upper Falls Trail. You can make out Grandfather and the gorge on the horizon|
|What!!!! I got here an hour early!|