Running & Good Times

Monthly Recap – May

May has been a bit of slow month after a quick trip to Arizona.  Like April, in May I began the month with an ultra-marathon.  This time the ultra was bit longer and definitely my longest run logged at one time.  The Grand Canyon was an adventure of a lifetime, so far.  You can read about it here.

 

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As part of my recovery from such run, I decided to break out my BH Speedrom Road Bike.  After knocking off the accumulated dust, and airing up the tires, I was off building calluses between me and the seat.  It has been about a year since I clipped-in and tackled the open road.  Needless to say, I was extremely sore after a couple miles, and even more so when I rode again a couple days later.

I killed two birds with one stone when I had to return some items in Williamsburg.  I decided to check out the Virginia Capital Trail.  This is a bicycle and pedestrian trail between Williamsburg, Jamestown and Richmond.  I was not sure how far I was going until I think I was too far.  I was at the 15-mile mark wondering if I had gone too far or not, but then I kept seeing a sign for the Charles City Courthouse.  Why not, it was only an extra 5 miles – oops make that 10 on the return trip.  I think once Tropical Storm Bonnie exits the area I am going to travel a bit farther and see what’s around the next bend in the trail.

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My monthly running mileage was a bit low, but I did run the Grand Canyon for goodness sake.

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Now it is time to get ready for my next running expedition.  Seattle, Washington here I come.  Decided to run the Seattle Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon seeing how I was going to be in town surprising my daughter.

Running:
Total miles: 116
Elevation gain: 9,509
Mileage-to-date: 728 (112 miles behind goal)

Cycling:
Total miles: 77.6
Elevation gain: 758
Mileage-to-date: 77.6

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