We got a ton of rain today, which washed away most of the remaining snow. While it poured, I caught up on some things around the house and did some core and stretching routines while watching Netflix with Hunter. Finally, a few hours after lunch, I got myself ready for long run #2 and drove out to Pine Grove. It was still raining lightly and super foggy driving over the mountain. The trails were pretty much the same.
I chose to run the AT past the halfway point and past Tom’s Run shelter, to Sunset Rocks and complete the loop. The AT was pretty soggy with large puddles in some places, but not as muddy as I thought it would be. Sunset Rocks were very slippery so I really took my time scrambling through there! Legs were feeling pretty good.
Saw another pileated woodpecker about a half mile from the place I saw one a few weeks ago on the same trail. Pretty cool!
Here are some pics from today. I hope everyone had a great weekend of running!
That’s a Wrap, Week # 6 of Training in the Books:
Tuesday: 3.5 miles easy
Wednesday: 7 road miles @ 8:36 average pace
Thursday: 4 mile snow run
Friday: 5 mile cycle, lifting, core
Saturday: 16 snowy AT miles, lots of elevation change
Sunday: stretching, foam rolling, core, & 9 mile trail run
Looks like a weather warm up is on the way. Enjoy your miles, guys!