Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekend Training-Sunday

Our plans had changed from Saturday, so we decided to go over and get some miles in on the Massanutten 100 Trail at Bird Knob. I had my first visit there in September, the day before the Ring, so I was curious to see if it was still it was in September.

Yep, the rocks haven't changed. By the way, the trail is right there in the middle. See the orange blaze on the tree? That's the trail.
We parked at the Visitor's Center, then climbed Bird Knob, went down Ant Hill Road to where the Bird Knob AS would be, then descended about 1 mile down Big Mountain run. This is a demoralizing downhill, because Jim explain all we were doing was losing ground and were going to go back up again. Sure enough, we turned left onto the Purple Blazed Trail and promptly went back up.

We then followed the MMT course back to the Picnic area, and then back to the Visitor's Center.

Bob at Bird Knob.
Jim and Kim at Bird Knob

Jim and Bob are the most excellent tour guides for MMT. With 11 finishes between the two of them, they've got such extensive knowledge of the trail. I'm very grateful to have their friendship and input in my training for MMT.

In our downhills at Bird Knob, my quads were quite stiff from the day before. I think I need to get in more hill workouts, and work those muscles. 88 days!!!!!!


  1. Looks like you had a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Cute skirt, btw. :-)

  2. rock on. rock on. more rocks. rocks. rocks. rocks


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