This is my four day weekend off, hence a good block of training and I am planning on it being on all trails!
Today was 17 miles. I kept it simple and just went to Salt Fork State Park, the park in my backyard. The vague plan was to follow the Bigfoot Loop, which is about a 10 mile route blazed pink.
It’s a late spring here. I started out wearing gloves. I wore capris, a short sleeved shirt, my Moeben sleeves, and the gloves. It did warm up eventually to remove the Moeben sleeves and gloves.
I was concerned about the shape of the trail, as much of the Bigfoot Route is bridle trail. To my amazement (and joy) it was pretty dried out.
It was a pretty uneventful run. I hopped onto a hiking trail, and then crossed the road and revisited the Blue Bridle Trail, which was also not very muddy. On a Thursday, I saw one fisherman and one other person out in the woods, that was all.
I developed a hot spot on my heel in my LaSportiva UltraRaptors, which is annoying, because I was wearing two pairs of socks. I hope the Ultra Raptors hold up because I am banking on wearing them at both Massanutten Weekend Run and Hardrock.
Next up, tomorrow, a “new trail” (to me) Blue Rock State Forest Trails.