Gotta get back on the bandwagon sometime! I've had a nice, yet crazy
break for sometime now and I need to just get back at it. So, I ended up
with a great excuse today.
QP wanted to do a JRP run down in
Lehi with Smooth et all, so I made some calls and got it all arranged
for 7AM. It was about 9PM last night my husband reminded me that he
doesn't have a car so he'd be taking mine to work. Crap. Now what? No
car and I won't be done with the run in time for him to get to work.
Well, I always had my bike. I've always thought that riding down to
Lehi, doing a run, then riding back would be awesome...so, now I "get"
I tried to leave an hour before to give myself
enough time, but that didn't happen. I had 45 minutes. I figured it was
mostly downhill with just Camp Williams on the climb, I could do this.
Well, I didn't. I scared everyone because I was late and they'd already
sent out a search party for my dead body :) It took me an hour...so I
was 15 minutes late. 17.2 miles in just under an hour so I averaged 17.4
Changed my shoes and QP threw my bike on her car rack,
because they had an open spot since MR was being water boy and biking
while we ran. Then with Smooth, Wendy, Becca, QP and MR on the bike we
were off. It is a darn good thing that Becca and I weren't left to our
own devices and we stopped and re-grouped, we both were on a roll with
speed. Dang. We didn't realize how fast we were running until we'd look
at our watches and slow ourselves down. We did 4 out and back South on
the JRP - great run!! I loved it (after my legs switched from bike to
run). QP got some good pictures of treasures along the way - hopefully
she'll post them soon.
AP: 8:26 splits: 9:15, 8:23, 7:56, 9:07,
8:58, 7:53, 8:13, 7:43 - see? you can totally tell when we'd regroup and
run with everyone, then we'd just slowly take off and then tempo it on
and then realize what we were doing and stop to regroup again.
the run I got back on the bike with QP and MR and rode the trail North
to Redwood, with the little extra side road that they've now added about
3/4 to a full mile of that goes north just before you hit the top
parking lot. QP and MR turned and went back to the car and I rode home,
but decided to ride the newly paved, but unopened Mtn View Corridor.
They have the stretch from the end to Redwood poured cement now, except
maybe 20 feet at Redwood and 50 feet at the connection point. So, I'd
have to get off and walk my bike, but it was all good. I'm sure the
construction workers thought I was crazy sauce! Rode the corridor to
Providence (where it is opened) and then took off up to Emmeline, and
down to the Cove then home. I had played stupid somewhere along the
route and started when I was stopped and stopped when I was riding, so I
don't know exact mileage, but using map my run to make up what I didn't
record it looks to be about 16.5 miles. A good ride home! No average,
since I messed it all up.A great start to hopefully, a great week! Oh, and my longest ride to date...except it was in two parts instead of one.