Monday, March 24, 2008

Training Run

Did 28 miles on Saturday out at McNaughton. Predictions of heavy rains didn't materialize and the trail was in perfect condition. Really the first time in weeks where it's been down to dirt and eminently runnable. Temps were chilly the whole morning, and hopefully race day won't be hot.

I had what for me was a very good run, no real problems of any kind. Just a great day to be out on the trails. This was it before the race, three week "taper" starts now. Excited for the real deal.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Robinson Park Run

Training run last Saturday morning. Started at sunrise, 6:20 a.m.-ish. Trails were snow covered but not overly icy, and quite runnable. The park district has done nice work out there.

I ran the connector to Wokanda a couple times and hit all the trails down in the scout camp, across the road twice on the new section of trail that goes to route 6. Troy showed us the century-plus old Robinson Cemetery. That's going to be one heck of a nice trail when they get it completed all the way to Detweiller.

Total run time: 5 hours 46 minutes. Still some work to do before the McNaughton attempt, but am at least getting in some longish runs.