Vulture Peak-3.89 miles (47:49)
Took a ride out to Wickenburg to take Patsy to her new job. I had the day off and
thought I'd spend some time out here hiking, running and geocaching. Was
a tough run because my body has been rather immobile for about ten days
and this was the first real effort. It was a beautiful climb and
visibility was very good from the top. Unfortunately I didn't take any
photos because my phone died on the way out. Was good to get back on the
AM-Arizona Canal-5.49 miles (45:01) +6 mins barefoot
a standard morning run in the canal. Spotted an owl perched on the
guard rail this morning and got to pondering what it would be like to
get attacked by an owl. Came to the conclusion that it would be quite
frightening. Thankfully I'm not a rodent and lets hope the owl never mistakes my headlamp for a glowing mouse!
PM-Arizona Canal Bike Home-12 miles (53 mins)
I will be riding the bike more for the next couple of weeks since my car now drives an hour to Wickenburg each day.
AM-Arizona Canal-5.9 miles (49 mins) + Barefoot
having to get up earlier to get my miles in now since we have to leave
the house by 6:30 if Patsy is going to make it to work on time. Makes
for a very long day but I'm adjusting. I set out on my usual path and
planned on an uneventful run but it turned out to be more eventful than I
had anticipated. See here.
PM-Arizona Canal Bike Home-12 miles (50 mins)
AM-Arizona Canal-5.42 miles (45 mins)
to head toward Bell Rd. on the canal this morning to avoid the
possibility of yesterday's visitor to still be sleeping under the
overpass. Figured I'd let them get their rest today. Bad news about this
run is that I dropped my headlamp coming back into the house and it has
yet to turn back on. Frustrating.
PM-Arizona Canal Bike Home-12 miles (52 mins)
AZ Canal--Thunderbird Rec--67th Ave-18.68 (3 hours)
to opt for a flat, exploratory long run. Goal was to see if I could run
from the apartment all the way to the Thunderbird Rec Area. This can
be done and this will become a long run for the future. I lacked
calories at the end of this run and ended up being pretty miserable for
the last 3 miles or so due to the lack of fuel.
Arizona Canal-7.8 miles (78 mins)
Nice, easy run with Patsy. Legs felt pretty good after yesterday's run.
Run Total: 47.22 Miles
Total Time: 7 hrs 23 mins
Bike Total: 49.08 Miles
Total Time: 3 hrs 29 mins
you can see it was quite a busy week. This is true both on the running,
cycling, and commuting front. Patsy now commutes an hour to work each
day so we are required to get up quite early in order for me to get to
work on time. I am now biking home again which allows me the opportunity
to get some cross training in for an afternoon workout. I also was able
to get in a good back to back longer runs in this weekend. These runs
were completed almost entirely on the blacktop because there is a chance
I may be a late-minute entry in the Rock n Roll Marathon this weekend. Details are still pending on that Until then, enjoy these pictures from our Christmas trip to Minnesota.
Jog on Mates!