Monday 6/10 – 2.4 miles AT + River Trail around HF
Out along Appalachian Trail to Harpers Ferry. Return via River trail. Last minute decision to head out once we’d put the kids to bed. No one out. Had Jefferson Rock to myself so I phaffed around and balanced the camera on a rock to get the shot above. 👍
Tuesday 6/11 – 5.1 miles. Hill repeats up Maryland Heights with the HURT club
Went at my own pace as I get used to trail running again.
Wednesday 6/12 – 2.5 miles. Hike/run with Lex along AT + River Trail around HF
Both testing out our new trail running shoes: Altra Lone Peak 4. They feel like a pair of slippers. Ridiculously comfortable.
Thursday 6/13 – 7.3 miles. Murphy’s Farm loop with the HURT club
Wow, who knew Harpers Ferry had so many local trails? Discovered lots of new trails and another fabulous lookout tonight. Longest run I’ve done for a long time…
Friday 6/14 – Rest day
Saturday 6/15 – Rest day
Sunday 6/16 – 6.9 miles. Cruise up Loudon Heights.
Pretty hot out! Hard work on the uphill to the ridge. Felt smoooooth along the ridge to the lookout. Chatted to a friendly hiker there for 10 minutes. Bonked a little on the orange trail but came back after 10 mins or so.
Legs are getting a little stronger and more accustomed to trail running. It’s much, much more absorbing than road running, which means less time daydreaming because I have to focus on where to put my feet 😉
The lookout at Loudon Heights is 🔥🔥
Summary: 24.4 miles
For me, this was a solid week of trail running. I haven’t had a week of runs like this for a long, long time. I can feel my knees starting to ache though – they’re not used to the hills yet!