Tuesday, April 20, 2010


HIKERS: Amy, Hope the dog
SUMMIT: 50 min, Petey Bishops TH
RT DISTANCE: 4.5 miles,
RT TIME: 1:30 approx

AMY'S NOTES: I love Gmaps Pedometer. It allows you to figure out all the mileage and elevations with sat images and road maps. Check it out. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=3659401

Monday, April 19, 2010

SOUTHERN LOOP (via 100 E 300 E)

RT DISTANCE: 10 miles (2 Loops)
TIME PER LOOP: 26 min average

AMY'S NOTES: The great thing about going uphill is that you get to go downhill. The loop is one I used to run and is a total of 5 miles. Today I lapped it twice for a total of 10 miles.

DIRECTIONS: Starts at the corner of 100 E 100 S, south on 100 E to the end of the pavement at the Christensen Rd, then back on 300 E.


BIKERS: Amy, Brooklyn
RT DISTANCE: 16 miles

AMY'S NOTES: Started at the North Salt Lake Center St. trailhead and pedaled north. The first of 8 legs in the bike portion of the triathlon. Mile 4 brought a flat tire due to a staple, but with the help of a couple of strangers I was back up in a few minutes (thanks Alan). I did learn a few things I did not know before. I have a tube in my tire (as opposed to tubeless), compressed air cartridges are really cool, schraeder valves are old school, it takes a special tool to remove a tire, squishy stretchy pants are a good investment, and if the store you bought them at forgets to remove the anti-theft device don't try to remove it with a hammer.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


AMY'S NOTES: Let the games begin! I'm excited silly about this. I've decided to do an Ironman Triathlon, newbie style. I have 2 weeks to complete all the mileage. A local woman participated in a similar event while living elsewhere and has decided to get it started in our rural outpost of a town. Interestingly, we have a strange abundance of very athletic outdoor minded people in these parts. (One of the things I love about this place.) Despite my prodding, cajoling, and general harassment, I couldn't convince Kim to do it with me. She did, however, agree to do a handful of the legs with me. Yeah Kim! (Why is everyone not as excited about this as I am?) Tomorrow we will do 9.2 miles up Bald. I am worried about the torn acl and IT band but plan to go slow and put in the time rather than focus on speed. This will be the first significant physical effort since last fall. I think it's just what my body and soul needs, injuries included. The loose plan is to break up the mileage by day and hike rather than run to save the knee. I also plan to swim at Palisade rather than the pool because I can't stand chlorine. I have the least experience with biking, and in anticipation of a sore saddle bought a new ergonomic squishy bike seat and gel filled bike shorts, which I've always laughed at in the past. :-) I'll be using the bike I've had since college and my kayak helmet as a bike helmet. Not exactly high tech, but it will work. This is the newbie version of a tri after all.

Swim 2 legs (1.25 miles ea) @ Palisade
Hike 3 legs (9 miles ea)
Bike 8 legs (14 miles ea)

Swim 2.5
Run 26.2
Bike 112

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


HIKERS: Kim, Amy, HopE the dog
HIKE: New Canyon
WEATHER: 55 F, or so
RT TIME: 1 hour

AMY'S NOTES: To which I responded, "YES! I'd love to run away from home for the afternoon!" And so began our New Canyon afternoon adventure. We both are clearly feeling the cabin fever of winter and work.