Monday, January 16, 2012


Had a good weekend of group training workouts with One Step Beyond athletes.  It was frigid here in the Triangle but we persevered and got it done.

On Saturday we did a 10.5 mile out and back run on the American Tobacco Trail.  This is a hard packed dirt trail that runs from Apex in the south up through Durham in the north on the outskirts of civilization.  It is great for running or easy bike rides on a mountain bike. 

On Sunday, we met near Cafe Caturra (a nice wine bar/restaurant) for a 40+ bike ride with several tough hill repeats in the middle.  There is a road named Lystra in this part of the world that has a 280 foot climb in the space of about 1/2 mile, for an average grade somewhere over 12%. 

After that we tempo'd for another 8 miles then spun in easy the rest of the way home.

We were able to meet up with friends both nights of the weekend, since my Mom is in town for baby-watching duties, and had a lot of fun.  Mom leaves tomorrow so it is back to the new, new normal.

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