Pine Mountain Ga. Oct 15th The flight up was uneventful. I felt my strategy of taking “less than a newbie” was a good one, so all I brought fit into a carry on. Same for Suzanne, although only staying for two nights, she put enough thought into what she really needed and packed accordingly. Rental … Continue reading North Face Endurance Challenge 50 mile race.
50mi. When do I get to start a ride at 11:40am? It's when our office is closed for Columbus day and nearly everyone else has to go to work. Suzanne and I left from the small parking lot at Loggerhead park, ready for max sun. Riding up to Sandsprit park was good, I spent zero … Continue reading That’s the benefit of being off.
7 mi. A mile of warmup and 6 bridge laps make for tired legs second time this week. I was alone except for the local walkers and a few runners I didn't know that arrived as I was leaving. I know these small hills are mild and paved compared to my race in a week … Continue reading Even more climbing
18mi. I did the hurried Wednesday ride with Suzanne, taking a small bit of time to violently yell at a goofy motorist who signalled to trurn in front of us, slowed us to a stop, then waited for us to pass. We had a good headwind going NOrth, so coming back to the start point … Continue reading Wait for the good stuff
7mi. When Paul says it's a nice winter day for a run, that's a good sign. I enjoyed a good NE breeze that cooled your back one way and your face the other. Angie and Chelsea came out early to do some hills, Chelsea having been here before seemed unfazed by the up and down, … Continue reading Breezy bridge run feels good.
11mi. I could have filled a backpack with weights and given that a whirl around the beach road, but I figured the roots, ruts and gravel of Dyer Park's trail system would be the answer. I was trying to press tired legs from yesterday's long 5 1/2 hrs. into service, which wasn't a problem. I … Continue reading Dyer Park tired legs run
32mi. The Garmin reads 31.6 mi., my error in stopping it for a water break and not starting it as soon as I started running again. Walter made the early start with me at 3:20am and he stayed with me for the initial 16 miles. We did not go fast, we averaged maybe 10 min … Continue reading The dress rehearsal