Saturday, June 11, 2011

Plan B = Mt. A

I awoke around 3:15am, with the plan to head over to the White Mountains and run the 31+ mile Pemi Loop with Ian, Jeremy and Chuck. However, the weather outlook went from bad to worse, and we all decided it was best to postpone the trip rather than deal with elements and potentially have to bail on the run as a result.

So, Ian came up with a great idea to just run at Mt. Agamenticus instead. I met him and Jeremy there at 7am (Chuck went back to bed after our backup plan was hatched) and we were off.

We had no real route in mind, which opened the possibility up to explore some new-to-us trails so we did just that. It was a lot of fun. Most of the trails were quite technical, but at one point we ended up on a long jeep trail that was pretty smooth. Along the way there, we saw a pretty good sized snapping turtle.

After a little over 14 miles, we all decided to call it good. Fun run, and since it was a shorter run than what was originally planned, it'll allow more eggs in the other baskets for runs over the next few days.

Ran 14.4 miles @ 10:12/mile.
Technical trails, some jeep roads.
Very hilly.
Mid to upper 50s, overcast, muggy.
Adidas Adizero XT, shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap, handheld bottle (coconut water)

4 comments:

pathfinder said...

What's the advantange with coconut water?

Jamie said...

All natural electrolyte replenisher that is easy on the stomach and not loaded with sugars.

vja said...

But, I hate the taste...do you used the flavored ones?

Jamie said...

Nah, no flavored ones. Just the straight coconut water. I actually like the taste.