While McCall remains locked in the ice, B and I took a trip to the desert for some running and climbing. Got in some really good training days and I feel like I got a strong jump start from the sun, heat and altitude. This week, I put in 91 miles with 17,700 gain. For the first time since my injury, I began to "challenge" some hills and push the pace in places. Everything seems in order- taking the rocky and steep climbs and drops in stride. The Grand Canyon got hit with a big snow dump right before we wanted to visit, so the R2R2R was not to be. Next time for sure. Hopefully, very soon.
|Turtlehead Peak looking down on the Calico Hills and Vegas in the distance.|
|Warming up for our Thunderbird Park hike with the Rhode's kids- my cousins. Glendale, AZ. |
I tried to tell them that static stretching before the run is passe, but they are old school.
|White Tanks Park.|
|B climbing up Mesquite Canyon in White Tanks.|
|Cool washes in the canyons.|
|Finishing up my run at White Tanks.|