Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Run - Bike - Ski

Three days, three different sports, all made me feel pretty good. Friday, it was an out and back run on Sawyer Camp Trail, which would have been 12.6 almost all flat miles, but the obsessive part of me pushed me 0.5 mile further to make it a 13.1mi. Time: sluggish 1:54. But that's six minutes faster than my 2010 Kauai half marathon! Well, that course is very hilly.

Saturday, a road bike ride over the hump (aka the Skyline ridge) to the Pacific coast. First, warm and sunny Canada Rd and Woodside, then a nice climb on OLH, fantastic views descending the western part of Old La Honda Rd, big push into hurricane winds coming to San Gregorio, but rewarded by the bucolic California farmland sight on Stage Rd:

A mandatory stop at the Tunitas Farm bike hut:

Then entering the green and brown refrigerator of redwoods along the Tunitas Road climb, with the Tunitas Creek raging after recent rains:

and finally back down to the warm valley. GPS track here.

Sunday: skiing at south lake Tahoe, namely Sierra at Tahoe. A foot and a half of almost fresh snow, but that "almost" turned it into a deep slush. Warm, sunny day, tough skiing off the groomed runs, finished off with a great cup of latte at Cosmic Cafe in Placerville. Life is tough....

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