RUNNING 1.71 miles - 21:32 minutes (3x2min runs)
RIDING 16.96 miles- 1:27
I rode the Alpine Loop tonight. This was a big ride for me tonight - biggest climb and farthest distance. I was nervous because the canyon road is so narrow and there can be a lot of traffic. My hubby made me put a note in the pocket of my shorts, so if I got hit, someone would know who I was :)
I parked just before the entrance to the canyon (I was debating whether I should ride over to the canyon and am really glad I drove).
The ride is very long, slow, and gradual uphill. They had repaved part of the road and had the speed bumps on the side. So I was trying to stay off that, but not be too far into the road. I'm not that coordinated.
The views were unbelievable - so much better than in a car. I smelled a lot of campfires too - yummy!
I got to the Timpanooke turnoff and thought that I had reached the top (or was close to it). I never pay that much attention when I am driving it. Come to find out the summit is 11 miles up and I only went 8.6 miles up - SO CLOSE BUT SO FAR AWAY. If I had known, I'm still not sure if I could have made it. My legs were spent.
On the way down, my hand were cramping from holding the brakes so tight. It was such a fast downhill - sharp turns. A car followed me down for awhile and I was really grateful!
When I was done, I walked/ran on the Cedar Hill Golf Course trail. There were way too many snakes, gophers and creepy crawlies for my taste.
I hope I can walk tomorrow!