Farther than I thought

Weekend Goals

Math was never a strong subject for me in school, case in point. I thought we were going to hike for 14 miles this weekend. Turns out that it was 14.99 miles, so I am going to round it up to 15 miles.

Saturday Hike

Our Saturday hike was slow and steady just like we planned. We ended up doing 15 miles and it wasn’t that bad. The last 4 miles I was hurting though. My legs started to get real tight. Again our younger sister (in-law) came with us. It’s nice to spend time with family.

Sunday Hike

This Sunday we went on a 5 mile hike instead of resting because next week is the Spartan Race. It was just the wife and I. We talked about next weekends plans and the sheer excitement of the race pushed us along. In no time our 5 miles was done and we were back home packing.

This weeks plan

Stretching!!! Lots and Lots of Stretching (and packing). Will be walking about a mile and then stretching.

There will not be a end of week post because we are leaving for Spartan Friday Morning. But I will have lots to talk about Tuesday.

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Slow & Steady

12 Slow and Steady Miles this week

I only did 12 miles this week. My wife and I were up late handling a family issue. I swear the alarm when off 10 minutes after I fell asleep. I didn’t get up like I should have, instead I reset it and fell asleep.

As for the 12 miles that I did complete, I am getting faster at my 3 miles. I am running more and more each morning. I have started wearing a jacket and beanie to keep warm. After the walk / run I am still doing my short workouts. I am getting stronger and the muscle soreness has gone away. Of course the harder I push my self the more soreness I feel, which is good.

Weekend Plans

We will be doing a Slow & Steady 15 mile walk this weekend. Even though is a longer hike than last week it will be easier. We will be walking the roads around our house. Hopefully we will be starting our 15 miles at 5 am so we can walk in the cool air. It still gets warm here during the day.


Next week we will be heading up to Breckenridge Colorado for the Spartan Beast. The Beast is around 15 miles long with 25+ obstacles. I will create a Spartan Post next week but in the mean time click to visit the Spartan Beast event Page.

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My Vallecito Creek Trailhead Hike Experience


Weekend Hike

This week we did a 12.7 mile hike along the Vallecito Creek Trailhead. The entire hike took almost 5 hours. At the turnaround point we had lunch, so actual hike time was 4 hours and 15 minutes. I had my GPS running and below is a screenshot.
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