So far I’ve completed 6 weeks of my half marathon training plan. Half way through and feeling good although the mileage should start to ramp up in the next couple of weeks. Plus I have my first race of the year this Saturday.
Our clocks went forward on Saturday night which meant that I’m back to running in the dark :(. I was just starting to get used to seeing the sunrise as I finished my morning run. Oh well. I guess I’ll need my headlamp and reflective vest for a little longer. It was pretty hard to get out of bed after a weekend full of camping and not-so healthy foods but I managed. I did a 4.61 mile recovery run and felt pretty good. I have misplaced (hopefully not lost) my connector to upload my Garmin data so I won’t be sure of my paces until it turns up again. I think it was around 9.00ish min/mile.
Back to my weekend in Moab. We drove from SLC on Friday evening (about 4 hours) and arrived to a dark and very windy campsite. We braved it for a little but headed to bed pretty early. But the next morning we woke to blue sky and sunshine (still a little chilly).
Our campsite – on a plateau overlooking Long Canyon.
Our first adventure of the day was to drive down through the canyon on a steep off-roady-type trail to the start of our first hike of the day.
That’s the road in the front right heading down to Long Canyon and looking over the snow-capped La Sal mountains.
Our first hike was to Corona Arch about 2.2 mile round trip mostly over slick rock.
Southern Utah sure is pretty.
We ate lunch by the Colorado river.
After lunch we did hike no. 2 of the day – Fischers Towers about 4.6 mile roundtrip.
We headed back to camp to cook up some chilli and cobbler in the Dutch ovens before hanging out by our campfire for the night.
March mileage: 39.45 miles/63.5 KM