Monday, July 27, 2009
I just got back from a fun and relaxing weekend. Saturday, Kevin and I mountain biked at Franklin Falls Dam. The trails there are very winding single track with a lot of short steep ups and downs. These trails are smooth without a lot of rocks and roots. It was very fun riding. Sunday we rode around Lake Massabesic. This ride had fire roads, single track, and a few very short stretches of pavement. My legs were tired and I was pathetically slow and very weak on the climbs. But I just excepted that I'm not any where near fully recovered from Vermont, so I rode slow and enjoyed it. We ended the loop with some rocky single track. This was challenging by my standards, but I did OK. I got through some stretches where I didn't think I could, but I also made a few stupid mistakes which left their marks on my legs. I followed our ride with a short run on fire roads. Kevin kept me company on his bike. It's a good thing he doesn't mind riding slow! My legs were extremely tired by the time I started running, but I thought a slow jog might help stretch them out a little and get those running muscles working. Today my legs are feeling much better and I'll do a short run and a strength workout this evening.