When it comes to weekends - I have my kids and it is awesome. Now that soccer season is
I started my weekend on the treadmill - before my sleeping beauties woke up. On tap was a combo 8 mile tempo / climbing run. This is the 3rd time I have done this, adding more speed and climb each time. First 3 miles at a 7:30 pace (0% grade) and then the
Steve about a year or so ago, but I had never been up on top of it before. I also didn't know where the trail(s) to it were - so we drove up Mt Herman road a few miles until we came to an easy to miss trailhead. We would have missed it if it wasn't for a couple of cars parked.
So, we got out, a sign post marked "Trail 716" seemed promising. Just over a mile later, with over 1100' of gain we made it up top. A little breezy up there - but great views.
On Sunday, after an easy 2 miles (9 min pace, 0% grade) on the treadmill, followed by more swimming - the kids and I joined a group of people and played soccer for a few hours. I tried to hide in goal but that didn't work out very well. More swimming was needed after that.
Monday morning rolled around and I got out early to try to beat the heat - plus also went to a regular fitness test loop - the Greenland Trail / 8 miles. What a tough slog. Was hoping for a 64 minute loop but my whole body was revolting against the idea. Managed a 67:30 for the day, only a 480 something foot climb which is usually fairly comfortable, but today I was just worn out. Tuesday will be a much needed rest day - with maybe some swimming and a ride on the bike.