(View from Scioto Trails)
12 miles (1:26:30). Met with Erock and Reece out at Hangover. Its always nice just having us three in a run. Went out to the gate and back, finished up with 6:45 and 6:35 for our last two miles. The rest of the run was probably 7:10-7:20.
AM: 6 miles (45:30). Ran at 6 am with Reece, up to the Fire Tower.
PM: 11 (1:23:00). Took it slow this evening. Legs were little heavy today.
13 miles (1:40:00). Met Reece at the Hobey Hollow meeting place and went up Hobey Hollow, down the dirt road at the top and then hit up a newer looking bridle trail at the end. Took it slow but felt strong.
16 miles (2:01:00). Met Keegan and Reece at Scioto Trails. This was the first time I have ran there and absolutely loved it. Ran on the North Country Trail/Buckeye Loop for the majority of this run. Trails are maintained fairly well. Nice forest.
13 miles (1:34:20). Ran out at the house. Went up the Fire Tower hill 3 consecutive times, each getting faster.
AM: 6 miles (44:00). Ran the trails around Reece's for a little while.
PM: 8 miles (57:00). Ran in town for only the second time this summer. Wysocki wanted someone to run with so I went in after work was over. Got about as many hills as one could in Portsmouth.
16 miles (2:04:00). Met Keegan and Neal at the Lick Run trailhead. Had an amazing two hour run around Great Seal, took some trails I haven't been on since winter, or if ever. Went up and down Sugarloaf Hill, which was fun.
Total Miles: 101
Total Time: 12:35:20
The week was great. I was able to explore new trails in Scioto Trails State Forest and run with some good friends. This summer seems to be cooling down some as well, just as running is heating up. I can't wait to get into the cross country season and get this thing started!
I am so blessed to have such an abundance of trails within an hour of where I am right now. Less than an hour north I have Great Seal State Park, which has amble amounts of really well groomed trails and many hills. About 35 minutes north is Scioto Trails State Forest. There are trails galore here, and I have a lot of exploring to do! In the other direction I have Shawnee State Forest, which is home to some of my best training, rugged trails, up and down bridle trails, and nicely shaded forest roads. This is all not to even mention the trails I can run 15 minutes to get in, Brush Creek State Forest. What could be better?
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