Monday - 3 Miles - Bluff Head Pit Stop. Realized that our new jobsite in Wallingford is 5 minutes from Sleeping Giant State Park, but also passes numerous awesome trail systems, including the extensive trails at Bluff Head. Stopped off there on the way home and did a double up to the Bluff and back. Great climbs, almost 900' in 3 miles, and fantastic views from the Bluff, where I'd only been once before, during my first Ultra, the Bimbler's Bluff 50k. I enjoyed the views today just a bit more!
Cliffside on the Mattabesett
More trail goodness
Not sayin' nothing!
Tuesday-Thursday - 0 Miles. Demolition day in Wallingford was good cross-training, and smashing a 400-lb. cast iron tub and hauling out the pieces was good weight training. That was Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday I power washed the house. And it was hot. So a forced taper of sorts!
Friday - 3 Miles (Bike???) - Local roads. Oh yeah, I have a bike! Haven't ridden it since the 2013 Crabman, so I filled the tires, and did a quick spin to see if it still worked. Yup!
Saturday - 5 Miles - Erisman/Babcock/Henne Preserve out/back with Jim. Ever since the Avalonia Land Trust acquired three contiguous properties right up the street from me, I've been waiting for them to connect them all with trails...and now they are! Had a great time with Jim, hot day, and we cruised the whole thing. 5 miles total with only one street crossing, and although the woods are quickly becoming overgrown, I emerged with a minimal amount of blood. Some technical sections, but very runnable and accessible. Babcock Ridge is a short, steep climb that merited its own Strava segment, so I made one. 26% grade, 88' climb in 1/10 mile, fun! I might also make a route for the whole thing for training. It's right up the street!
Just passed 60,000' of vertical gain for the year, and before the end of May! My TOTAL last year was 68,402'...think I'm gonna double that by the end of the year!!! Sweet! Onward and upward :)
Sunday - No flippin' clue...