Sunday, July 11, 2010
Rattling Weekend Training Recap#1
If you read the sidebar, you'll see I have my weekend training laid out to prep for the Rattling Double -- 25K trail run on August 21 and 25Mile mountain bike on August 22. The plan is to trail run on Saturday and mountain bike on Sunday just like race weekend will unfold. Yesterday was 8.2 miles in Weiser starting from the snowmobile parking lot where the race will begin. Ouch. Climbing Ironmine Trail hurts on bike AND foot (it's an 800 ascend in 2 miles from the get go). Today, I mountain biked from home on ATV trails near my house. I was loving the ATVs today... they put in some sweet trail. There's an ATV club near my house that rides in Bear Valley -- Rausch Creek Trail riders. My ride ended up being 20 miles total with climbing and lots of trail riding with a good bit of baby heads and loose, gravely stuff to maneuver through. Only about 7 miles was hardtop road used for access to the trail. And how do I feel? Well...this morning was torture getting the joints and muscles moving from yesterday's run, but once they remembered its ok to move, life was good. The ride went well -- no pain. I think maybe I'll be able to pull this double thing off. But stay tuned!