Back for the final push
Had a mid-training dip there coinciding with a hiking excursion up
We had a beautiful day with low temps and bright sunshine. I still managed to get a sunburn but nothing like my last trip up four years ago – so I consider it a success. The loop was 9 miles but I managed to get 13 by running the two miles from the Hunt trail back to Abol to get the car then hiking a mile back into the woods to meet up with them to hike the final mile together (I descended a bit faster than them).
Needless to say, my quads were very sore for two days following so I didn’t run. But today I was only slightly sore so I put in 90 minutes and got 12 miles for the effort. 10 @ 6:58 pace and 2 miles to cooldown. Felt good the whole way but the calves have tightened up now so I’ll have to pay attention tomorrow to how they’re doing.