Bike Commute 3 miles
Run 20 miles
Finally completed Mt. Roberts to Sheep Mountain to Sheep Creek Trail on my third attempt this year. Took off from work around 2:30 and headed up the trail which starts about 2 blocks away. The first 7 miles has about 7,000 feet of total climbing and then you drop back down this amount in about 7 more miles before several flat miles back into town.
I got lucky on the top of Sheep Mountain. Clouds had been building throughout my run and I was thinking that I was going to have to turn back again since I couldn't see ahead of me to see where I had to go. I sat and ate a piece of pizza (roasted red pepper and basil... yum) and almost instantly the clouds broke away and I could see exactly where I needed to go. Only problem was there was another series of clouds moving in. So I busted out from there and tried to cover as much ground as possible while I could still see. As the next wave of clouds began to envelope the mountain I came to a faint trail that I was able to follow until I was low enough to be below the clouds. From there it was just several miles of following trails that I was already familiar with. And the worst part: 4 miles back to town on the road. First time I've run that far on pavement since sometime in April.
Here's some pictures: