Doyle's Emerald Necklace

Doyle's Emerald Necklace

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Loops

Daylight savings time killed me this morning since it was the only day I could sleep in. I didn't get up until 9am! I had my coffee, made John breakfast and then went outside in hopes of a dry road run around the neighborhood. I was happy when I got to the end of the driveway to see that the road was clear and dry. The temps were in the 30s, so I knew this was going to be a good run, despite it being 11 loops around my neighborhood. The loops are excruciating, but it felt really good to be outside running instead of on the treadmill. 11 loops came out to 10.3 miles at a 7:26/mi pace and a surprising 804ft of elevation gain. My neighborhood is small, but hilly. That left me with just over 51 miles for the week. That's not too bad. I had been trying to hit 60 for the last few weeks, but with those two really short days and the zero, I didn't hit it. I'm happy with the 51. Next week might be similar in mileage, too, but that will just depend on how I feel.
After my run and shower, John and I went up to Black Mt to do some downhill skiing. Conditions are still pretty sweet, but some of the glades skiing had been worn down to icy patches by the crowds, so we only did those a few times. John is fighting off a cold of some kind and ended up falling asleep on the way home and woke up about 3 hours later.
I thought I'd leave this with a few photos from yesterday. Scott Mason took two great photos of John and me up at the Castle after the race. Thank you, Scott!
John at Castle in the Clouds Photo by Scott Mason

John and me at Castle in the Clouds
Photo by Scott Mason

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