Weekend in the Mountains


Monday: 6m easy 9:39/p

Tuesday: 7m interval (3 x 1 mile @ 6:40/pace), Crossfit

Saturday morning I woke up extra early to fit in a long run. It was finally a little cooler out and very welcomed. 13 miles later I headed out to Shenandoah National Park to hike and check into the cabin.

It was cute but also kinda creepy…I kept thinking the lighting made it a look a little serial killer-ish. How else do I describe it? hah

Then onto the trails! The weather was beautiful, temps were cool and there were too many trails to choose from.


Dinner was at Big Meadows Lodge (where I stayed) and it was outstanding.

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Wine of course, cheese plate, oven roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans.. oh and blackberry cobbler.

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Wine back on the porch was so relaxing.


Sunday morning I rolled out of bed to catch the sunrise…


After breakfast I headed out again for more hiking. I felt accomplished since I did a variety of hikes that included waterfalls, rock climbing and summits with views.

IMG_0295Today I’m doing my first workout of mile repeats. Wish me luck, these are going to hurt. Especially after all the hiking…my poor calves.

Last Week

Monday: 6m easy 9:24/p, Crossfit

Tuesday: 8m intervals (400, 800, 1200, 1600, 1200, 800, 400)

Wednesday: 8.4m easy 8:58/p

Thursday: 6m easy 9:40/p

Friday: 10m tempo (7 @ 7:47/p)

Saturday: 13m long 8:58/pace, 5m hiking

Sunday: 5m hiking

Total Miles: 51.4 running, 10 hiking (first 50+ mile week!)

Do you like to hike?

What did you do for labor day?

Author: She's Going the Distance


4 thoughts on “Weekend in the Mountains

  1. Love Shenandoah! It’s so pretty there. I wish I had hiked Old Rag before i moved. There’s nothing like Skyline Drive. I biked it last summer and it’s really breathtaking.

  2. Wow – loads of great pics! The sunrise looks incredible, hard to ever really capture it, but those are great shots! Looks like a fantastic weekend. Never been down that way, but looks gorgeous!

    For us, each day had a ‘work & play’ component – I got in a long run Saturday then we did some stuff around before heading to see ‘Bad Moms’. Sunday was cleaning a bunch before taking the dogs for a long hike (had to carry Rosie for some) and then a nice fire. Sunday was doing all the floors and then heading with the dogs on a shorter hike. Also started watching ‘Mr Robot’ before heading on a post-sunset walk. It was really nice!

    Your runs looked really great for the week as well! Good luck this week – now that September is here things will happen fast! 🙂

  3. What pretty trails!! And great week of running!

  4. Happy anniversary! It looks so pretty there. I love to hike – and it’s pretty easy round these parts. We were in Montana this weekend and it was so relaxing and pretty wild.

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